Vladimir Putin took part in a round table at the Energy Club Summit: Reshaping Global Oil Markets, which took place as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The President spoke about Russia’s energy sector development strategy and measures to attract foreign investment to the sector. There was also discussion on development prospects for the global oil markets, and global and regional energy security issues.
Mr Putin congratulated scientists Vladimir Fortov and Akira Yoshino on winning the 2013 Global Energy Prize.
The President also decorated the heads of ENI and Exxon Mobil with the Order of Friendship for their big contribution to developing cooperation in the energy sector.