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    Russia and Italy are expected to sign a number of joint documents on energy cooperation following bilateral talks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Ushakov, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are due to discuss bilateral cooperation and international issues on June 17.

    "And afterward, the Russian-Italian talks in a format of a working lunch with the participation of representatives of business community from both countries with a prevalence of Italian representatives are due to take place. Several documents are due to be signed, in particular by [Russia's energy company] Rosneft, including with the Eni company, [Russia’s leading independent natural gas producer] Novatek and the Saipem company with respect to cooperation in the development of LNG [liquefied natural gas] projects in Russia," Ushakov told journalists.

    Approximately seven-eight documents are due to be signed, while some of them are being coordinated, the president's aide specified.

    The SPIEF-2016 will be held on June 16-18. The forum is organized annually and attended by business representatives and officials from dozens of countries.

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