The number of participants in the forum was unprecedented, about 10,000, Kobyakov said, summarizing the event’s results.
He also highlighted that approximately 200 foreign businesses' CEOs had attended the forum and all of the invited accepted the invitation extended earlier.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has been held annually since 1997 to gather high-ranking politicians, businessman and experts from around the world. This year, the forum runs on June 18-20. So far, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was attended by more than 7,000 participants, according to the organizers' estimates.
Russian and Greek Energy Ministers, Alexander Novak and Panagiotis Lafazanis respectively, signed a memorandum on the construction of the extension of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline to deliver fuel to Europe on Friday. Moreover, Russian energy giant Gazprom announced Thursday that it was intending to construct a double pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea with E.ON, Shell and OMV.
Panel sessions of the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) business forums, the Valdai International Discussion Club of Russian and foreign experts as well as the Business Twenty (B20) Regional Consultation Forum were among the events held during the SPIEF, he added.