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Kremlin reaffirms international nature of SPIEF despite sanctions

Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) maintains its international character despite Western sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov assured.

International representation at the forum continues, and although it is not so noticeable at first sight, everyone fears secondary sanctions, however, the SPIEF maintains its international focus, Peskov told the press covering the forum.

The spokesman stressed that Russia is coping with the sanctions thanks to deep and well-thought-out work conducted by the cabinet of ministers under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin.

From June 5 to the 8th, the 27th edition of SPIEF has had the participation of representatives from 136 countries under the theme: “The basis of a multipolar world. Formation of new points of growth”.

The first edition of SPIEF was held in 1997, and since 2006 it has been organized with the sponsorship and participation of the President of Russia.

In more than 25 years, the SPIEF has become the main international platform for contact between representatives of the business community and a space for debate on fundamental economic issues for Russia, developing markets, and the world in general.