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    Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern will take part in the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, Kern’s press secretary Nikolai Moser told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) – Kern will attend the forum that will take place in St. Petersburg on June 1-3.

    "I can confirm that the federal chancellor will visit the economic forum in St. Petersburg in early June," Moser said.

    On Monday, it was reported that Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Falih was invited to take part in the forum.

    The SPIEF is an annual event, dedicated to economic and business issues. It is scheduled for June 1-3 this year. Russian President Putin has repeatedly participated in the event.

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