Vladimir Putin invites Shinzo Abe to SPIEF 2018Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018.
“I would like to thank you once again for accepting the invitation and coming to the Eastern Economic Forum. We will be happy to see you at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in the spring of 2018”, Putin said during a meeting with Abe.
Putin also noted that the countries are in constant contact, which contributes to their development, including among business structures. In addition, he added that after a noted decline in trade turnover, Russia and Japan are now on a path towards stable growth with an increase of more than 16% in the first half of 2017.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on 24–26 May 2018.