The participants include the US Trade Secretary Donald Evans, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Russia, German Gref, the US Energy Secretary Spenser Abraham, and Russia's Minister of Energy Igor Yusufov. Besides, the meeting will be attended by the leaders of energy companies, scientists, fuel and energy-related professionals and financiers from Russia and the US.
Discussed at the summit will be practical issues related to cooperation between the leading oil, gas, and power companies of the two countries, the prospects as concerns joint energy projects with the use of the most advanced technologies, and projects related to heightening the efficiency of the use of energy.
The forum will be held under the agreements signed in May 2002 by the two Presidents. A joint opening statement emphasises the mutual intent to further cooperation as concerns energy, commerce, the speeding of the entrance of Russia's energy resources into world markets, science and business, energy saving, and environmentally safe technologies.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War