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MOSCOW, January 16. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian delegation led by Russian Vice-Premier Arkady Dvorkovich will discuss forecasts for Russia’s future development at a session to be organized at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 21-22.
”Such a session took place last year. This time it is going to be focused on regional development. Priority will be given to development of Russian regions,” Dvorkovich said. He added that Alexei Kudrin, the former Russian finance minister and coordinator of the Russian programme in Davos, will also participate in the session. The governors of Russian regions will gather for a separate session to discuss regional plans to step up economic growth.
According to Dvorkovich, the Russian delegation will attend the Davos forum on January 21-26. It will comprise Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Kozak; Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev; Rustam Minnikhanov, the president of Tatarstan; the governor of the Kaluga region; Nikolai Nikiforov, Russian minister of mass communications; Svetlana Lukash, the Sherpa of the Russian Federation, as well as a number of deputy ministers.
“A great number of Russian companies, both public and private, will participate in the forum,” the Russian vice-premier said.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak is going to use the Davos forum for announcing Olympic and Paralymic Games in Sochi.
“As for the participation of Dmitry Kozak, he will announce the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi in a series of events that were initially planned,” Dvorkovich said.
This is going to be the informal presentation of the Games and an official start to the Olympic Programme.
According to Dvorkovich, sponsors and the chairmen of the Organising Committees of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take part in the forum alongside with the deputy prime minister responsible for the preparations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Questions linked to G20, BRICS and global energy security will be part of the international agenda.
“Leaders of the global energy market, including ministers and representatives of private companies, are coming to Davos. I am also going to participate in the session which will consider the main trends of global energy development,” Dvorkovich emphasized.
Members of the Russian delegation will also hold private meetings.
“For example, I am going to meet members of the Council for Foreign Investments,” Dvorkovich said. Besides, he will meet the U.S. trade representative, the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the heads of some international companies.
The agenda is busy. “We will have no time for skiing,” Dvorkovich joked.