Deals worth over 1 trillion rubles signed at St. Petersburg forum

Overall 332 official agreements were signed during the SIEF.

Deals worth just over 1 trillion rubles were signed during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"An overall 332 official agreements were signed and the overall value of those agreements was 1 trillion and 24 million rubles," Anton Kobyakov, executive secretary of the forum's Organizing Committee, told reporters. He said 205 agreements were signed at last year's forum.

Kobyakov said this year's forum drew more than 12,000 participants from 130 countries, and that 30 ministers and 74 regional governors attended forum events.

Russia and Italy signed agreements worth $1.3 billion at the forum. "I'd like to mention the strong representation of our partners and friends from Italy," he said.

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