The forum opened on June 16 (Source:VNA)
Moscow (VNA) - Hoang Quoc Vuong, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, and other ministry officials attended the 20th Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, which opened in the Russian city of Saint-Petersburg on June 16.

Themed "Capitalising on the New Global Economic Reality”, the three-day forum attracted over 10,000 participants, including government leaders and business executives from 60 countries and territories worldwide. It saw the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, among distinguished guests.

Discussions at the forum focus on the global economic reality and the discovery of new sources for growth.

In over 100 sideline events, about 200 leading experts and business managers are expected to discuss energy cooperation, investment, banking and high technology, among others.

The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum first took place in 1997 and it has since 2006 been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.

Over the past decade, the forum has become a leading international venue for interaction among representatives of the business community.-VNA