24 March

Written by Ashley Bell

Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will be held from June 2-5, forum organizer Roscongress told Sputnik, assuring that all the necessary measures to prevent coronavirus spreading will be implemented.

The 2020 edition of the forum was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The XXIV SPIEF will be held from June 2-5, 2021,” Roscongress said.

“Taking into consideration experts’ opinion that Russia and the whole world are now at the ‘post-pandemic turning point’, and the global need to stabilize the epidemiological situation which will be possible thanks to universal vaccination and formation of herd immunity we consider it possible to hold SPIEF on June 2-5, 2021” SPIEF Organizing Committee Secretary Anton Kobyakov added.

Kobyakov stressed that the organizing committee would do everything possible to “conduct the event in compliance with the safety measures for preventing the spreading of COVID-19”, developed by the national watchdog with reference to requirements of the World Health Organization.

The sixth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) will take place on Sept. 2-4 in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, its organizer the Roscongress Foundation said Friday.

The forum will be held on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University as before, Anton Kobyakov, executive secretary of the organizing committee of the forum, said in a Roscongress press release.

“The EEF is an efficient tool for developing international multilateral cooperation in the Asia-Pacific … Moreover, it will become an important platform for developing humanitarian ties in light of our cooperation with Asian countries in fighting COVID-19,” Kobyakov said.

As Russian officials are optimistic about pandemic control, the country is resuming major international events disrupted by COVID-19 last year.

The 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will be held on June 2-5, Roscongress announced earlier this month.

The annual EEF and SPIEF were canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, while the organizer promised to take all necessary measures to keep participants safe this year.