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Medvedev to attend Gaidar Forum's conference on sustainable development

January 15, 2014, 4:22 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 15, 4:03 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will participate in the work of the 5th Gaidar Forum. A government press service official said the Premier would make a spech during a plenary discussion of "The Contours of a Post-Crisis World" within the framework of an International Conference Workshop on the theme of "Russia and the World: Sustainable Development".

First Vice-Premier Igor Shuvalov, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Mikhail Abyzov, Minister for "Open Government" Affairs, leading Russian and international experts and members of the business community will also take part in the Forum.

Among foreign participants in the Forum, there are Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mario Monti, president of Bocconi University and Italy's ex-Premier, Vaclav Klaus, ex-President of the Czech Republic, as well as the leadership of the World Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase International, and the Earth Institute of Columbia University.

This year, the Forum's themes will deal with a post-crisis development of the world, macroeconomic risks and recession possibilities, infrastructure for sustainable development, prospects for energy markets, and contradictions of resource economies, social stability, and an effective health care model.

The Gaidar Forum is a permanently functioning discussion platform, at which the most acute issues of our time are traditionally debated. It has been held since 2010 in memory of Yegor Gaidar, a prominent economist and ideologist of Russia's reforms in the early 1990s.

Themes connected with the position and strategic role of Russia in the world are assigned a specal place in the Forum's discussions.The Forum has been organized by the Russian National Economy and Public Service Academy to the President of the RF, the Economic Policy Institute named after Yegor Gaidar, and the Yegor Gaidar Foundation.

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