May 10, 2018 / 7:37 AM / 8 months ago

IMF's Lagarde to attend Russia's annual economic forum on May 25: forum

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a panel entitled "Reforming the Euro Area: Views from Inside and Outside of Europe" during IMF spring meetings in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will attend Russia’s annual economic forum due to be held in the city of Saint Petersburg on May 25, the forum’s organization committee said on Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also expected to attend the investment forum, which will be chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting and writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Gareth Jones

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