The Thursday plenary session of the 14th World Meteorological Congress in Geneva elected head of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Alexander Bedritsky President of the World Meteorological Organization, or the WMO. The election was held on a non-voting basis.
Bedritsky was elected on the presentation from the current WMO President, John Zillman of Australia.
The Russian Hydrometeorological Center has been an active participant in all WMO activities since the moment the international meteorological committee was set up in 1873, and is known for its contributions to the World Weather Information Service, the World Climate Program, the Program of Technical Cooperation, Education and Staff Training, and the Hydrological and Water Resources Program.
Late on Wednesday evening, Michel Jarraud of France, the WMO Deputy Secretary-General, was elected Secretary-General of this organization.
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On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part