41 presidents and prime ministers will gather in Saint Petersburg on May 30-31. As a Rosbalt correspondent was informed by the organising committee of the international events dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg, leaders from the following countries will all be visiting the city: the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, the US, France, Finland, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Slovakia, China, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, Malta, Slovenia and India.
General Secretary of the UN Kofi Annan, General Director of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura and Chairman of the EC Romano Prodi are also expected to arrive.
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