YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, March 24. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold a separate meeting with representatives of the UK business within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held on June 6-8, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya-1 television on Sunday.
He said this was a request from UK business people. "They came out with the initiative to have a separate segment within the framework of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum - a meeting of Putin with representatives of the British business. And this is very important," Peskov told the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin".
On March 20, President Putin met with UK entrepreneurs having business in Russia. The Russian leader took the opportunity and invited representatives of the UK business community to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Besides, he said British business could participate in the implementation of Russian national projects.
Taking part in the meeting with Putin on March 20, were in particular managers of Glencore, BP, JCB, AstraZeneca, Vitol and others. Taking part in the conversation from the Russian side were president’s aides Andrey Belousov and Yuri Ushakov, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin, Central Bank chief Elvira Nabiullina, Rosneft head Igor Sechin and Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev.