Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak is going to hold a series of meetings and negotiations with oil and gas companies, as well as his counterparts from Venezuela, Iran and India during the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2016), Novak told journalists on Friday.

“There will be a lot of meetings with the leaders of oil and gas companies, the ministers from India, Venezuela, and Iran,” Novak said, responding to a question about meetings and negotiations in the framework of the forum.

According to Novak, it includes meetings with energy ministers of India and Venezuela, as well as Head of the Industry Ministry of Iran.

The twentieth St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will be held on June 16-18 on a new site near St. Petersburg. The new economic reality and the search for new growth drivers will be key topics for discussions at the Forum.