MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 16 where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his office said Thursday.
"On 16, June, the Secretary-General will be in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual international conference dedicated to economic and business issues held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation. The Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin, as well as with other participating senior officials," the statement read.
The 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is due to take place on June 16-18. The forum is organized annually and attended by business representatives and officials from dozens of countries.