Petersburg, June 15. Representatives of various countries of the Western Hemisphere will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). This was reported on the event’s official page.
The organizers of SPIEF, whose theme will be “New World – New Opportunities”, sent invitations to representatives of more than 190 countries this year. North, Central and South America – Delegations from dozens of states and territories confirmed their existence, including Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Cuba, Belize and others.
Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced his personal presence on the forum. As part of the event, he will meet with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In addition to Marrero, the participation of the Director General of System Technologies and Development of the Central Bank of Cuba was confirmed.
Among other Latin American countries, the Vice President of Venezuela will also come to SPIEF Delcy RodriguezHe will also meet with Lavrov and the country’s foreign minister Carlos Faria. The head of the Central Bank of Venezuela will also take part in the forum. Calixto Ortega.
Minister of Finance Ivan Adolfo Acosta Montalvan He will visit SPIEF from Nikaruga. The President of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) will also attend the event. Guillermo Daniel Ortega Reyes.
“The Latin America section of the upcoming forum will be dedicated to discussing more ways to interact. “It is important that Latin American and Caribbean states that do not participate in anti-Russian sanctions are our reliable economic partners,” he said.
As for the United States, State Department spokesman Ned Price said St. He announced that the forum in St. Petersburg was boycotted.
“The U.S. government, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in any way. Price, on Twitter, we urge governments and companies to join our boycott and make it clear that we are “not doing business as usual” in the Ukraine conflict.
The exact list of participating countries is unknown and their number ranges from 40 to 127. According to the information on the SPIEF website, 69 delegations confirmed their presence. vice president Yuri Ushakov announced earlier that more than 40 countries of the world sent official delegations to SPIEF. According to him, “it is quite difficult to get to St. Petersburg for objective reasons, but still a large number of guests are expected.”
The Roscongress Foundation, the organizer of the forum, requested that attendees not indicate where they work on their badges for fear of Western sanctions. According to RBC, some companies pay for their participation in SPIEF through intermediaries rather than directly, and also choose not to mention the company’s name and speakers’ names in public listings.