The Kremlin told Putin about the graphics at the St. Petersburg economic forum

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will begin its event at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF) meeting with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, told reporters at a briefing the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov.

With Sarkozy and Putin meet in Constantine Palace for an informal dinner, said Ushakov. Conversation, he said, will be uniprotokolle nature, the presidents will discuss the state and prospects of Russian-French relations and regional issues.

With Nicolas Sarkozy, the Russian President maintains contact, the last time they met in October last year, in Novo-Ogaryovo.

Oil at the beginning

16 Jun day Rossiiskoi President will start a conversation with the Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. They will consider the complex issues related to various aspects of the operation of the company in Russia, said Ushakov. According to him, it is expected the signing of an agreement between Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell for Baltic LNG, which needs to be put into operation at the end of 2021.

At the end of peregovorov with van Bearden Putin will welcome the President of Guinea alpha Conde. According to Ushakov, condé interested in the discussion of the fight against Ebola. On it, he is going said in his speech at the SPIEF. Russia this year announced the development of a vaccine against fever.

A Central part of Thursday will be a conversation Putin with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who was the first to come to Russia. However, for Putin and Juncker it will not be the first meeting, they met twice. The meeting, as reported by Ushakov, will consist of two parts: first, the Russian President and Juncker will meet tete-a-tete and then in a working Breakfast with members of the delegation and a number of Russian Ministers, including the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

It is expected that they will discuss international issues, but most important is a conversation about the condition and possible ways of development of relations between Russia and the EU, said Ushakov. He did not rule out that in course of conversation raised the issue of convergence between European and Eurasian integration. Kazakhstan proposed at the end of the year to hold a conference on the topic, said the assistant to the Russian President. It is also planned to discuss the Nord stream-2″ and prospects for the resumption of the energy dialogue.

“The subject of sanctions no doubt will sound, because, as we know, in the coming period in the EU and in the framework of the European Commission, the question of sanctions, their prolongation or attenuation will be discussed. Know all about it. Perhaps Juncker will be something to tell on this, although as we have already stressed several times, we are proactive topic for the lifting of sanctions is not put, because we did not enter them and do not want to beg to make some steps towards each other”, — said Ushakov.

After the meeting with Juncker, Putin will meet with UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon and handed him the ODEN Friendship. With UN Secretary General, Putin to discuss the situation in Syria. The Secretary General will be accompanied by special envoy for Syria, Stefan De Mistura, said Ushakov. This meeting will be one of the last contacts with ban Ki-moon, as its mandate expires at the end of the year, and in October the UN should be chosen the new Secretary-General.

In the evening Putin will hold a traditional SPIEF meeting with representatives of the international investment community, organized by the Russian direct investment Fund. In the meeting will participate the representatives of the largest investors in the United States, India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia. The meeting will be held in the format of free discussion, will be the moderator Kirill Dmitriev, head of RDIF, said Ushakov.

Italian day

On 17 June the event will start Putin meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. After which together with him joined them, and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, Putin will take part in session of the SPIEF. After the speech begins, according to Ushakov, “the Italian part” of the forum: in the beginning I will have a talk with Renzi, which will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation and international issues, and then held a business lunch with participation of business circles of both countries. Renzi brings with him a very solid team, said Ushakov. Together, Renzi and Putin will be visiting the Italian pavilion, at them it is planned to sign cooperation agreements with Rosneft and NOVATEK with Italian partners, and then will hold a joint press conference, Putin and Renzi, told the assistant to the President.

In the evening the President of Russia will host two traditional for SPIEF event: meeting with heads of major international companies and business associations, and then conversation with heads of international news agencies, organized by the ITAR-TASS

Among those invited to the meeting with Putin and the companies Ushakov called Siemens, Calsberg, Caterpillar. The President will make a statement on the state of the Russian economy, prospects of development, measures to improve the climate, reducing administrative and tax burden on business, then it will be an open discussion that will be led by head RSPP Alexander Shokhin, said Ushakov.

In a meeting with the agencies will participate 12 news agencies, including AP, Reuters, Kyodo.