Anchorage to host meeting with Russian governors

Posted: Friday, September 06, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage will host a three-day meeting of Russian and American officials later this month to talk about trade between West Coast states and the Russian Far East.

More than 300 American and Russian business and government leaders are expected to attend the conference at the Sheraton Hotel, scheduled for Sept. 17 through Sept. 19.

A major component of the conference will be a symposium on oil and gas development in the Russian Far East. Exxon Neftegas Director General Tom Hall will make a presentation on the Sakhalin oil projects. Top officials from Chevron Neftegas, BP Sakhalin, Rosneft and Sibneft also will participate.

The governors of five Russian Far East states will be among those attending.

''In keeping with Alaska's leadership role in strengthening relations with the Russia Far East, we're proud to host this important conference,'' Gov. Tony Knowles said.

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