Saint Petersburg city (Source: express.co.uk)

Moscow (VNA) –
Vietnam is among 120 countries taking part in the 22nd annual International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (SPIEF–2018) which opened on May 24 in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Vietnamese delegation to forum, led by Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh, includes Deputy Director General of Vietnam News Agency Le Quoc Minh.

The forum’s attendance is estimated at nearly 10,000 participants from Russia and other countries, including heads of state and government, politicians and corporate leaders. It aims to promote a constructive dialogue for policymakers, corporations and experts.

Events of the SPIEF-2018 focus on four key categories – “The Global Economy in an Era of Change,” “Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential,” “Human Capital in the Digital Economy,” and “Technology for Leadership.”

In 2017, the SPIEF drew over 14,000 participants from 143 countries and saw some 400 investment agreements worth about 32.5 billion USD signed on the forum sidelines.-VNA