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Medvedev to take part in Sochi-2013 int’l investment forum

September 26, 2013, 23:25 UTC+3

He will deliver a speech at a plenary session

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev

Photo ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev

MOSCOW, September 26 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will take part in the 12th international investment forum Sochi-2013, the press service of the government reported on Thursday.

Medvedev will deliver a speech at the forum’s plenary session “Economic Development and Living Standards: Challenges and Perspectives.” Apart from that, the Russian prime minister will take part in a number of roundtable meetings and will meet with businessmen.

“The key subject of the forum will be Russia’s economic development and the quality of life,” the press service said. “The Sochi-2013 programme includes issues of the development and attraction of direct foreign investments and investments in the housing and municipal services sector; comprehensive development of regions and discussion of possibilities of raw-materials regions to diversify their economies; the development of transport infrastructure through attracting private investments; the implementation of regional investment projects; the development and transformation of industry parks; and the analysis of the fiscal policy.”

Participants will also address issues of the social block, such as investment development of the healthcare system, participation of private medical organizations in the system of compulsory medical insurance, the policy of social development for people with disabilities, the influence of large-scale events on the development of regions.

Among participants in the forum will be Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, Arkady Dvorkovich, and Olga Golodets, Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Minister for the Development of the Far East Alexander Galushka, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko, Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Regional Development Igor Slyunyayev, Minister of Labour and Social Development Maxim Topilin, Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fedorov, Minister for the Affairs of the Open Government Mikhail Abyzov, governors of Russian regions, and representatives from Russian and foreign businesses.

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