According to the Maritime Council of the Government of St. Petersburg:
“… on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, the Russian diplomatic missions abroad work to inform interested foreign partners about the upcoming NEVA 2017 International Exhibition and Conference by invitation to the representatives of relevant institutions…”.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has nominated VV Zapevalov of their St Petersburg branch to join the NEVA 2017 committee.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, represented by the Deputy Minister V. Nebenzia, within the letter of St. Petersburg Governor GS Poltavchenko expressed confidence that:
“… the upcoming event will be one of the leading platforms for the demonstration of world achievements and prospects in the field of civil shipbuilding, navigation and port operations, while strengthening St. Petersburg’s status as Russia’s sea capital.”