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Russian government officials to take part in Krasnoyarsk economic forum in late February

February 11, 2014, 16:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"Hopefully, it will enable forum participants to bring home their ideas to decision-makers," Arkady Dvorkovich said
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Russia's deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich

Russia's deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich

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MOSCOW, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Almost one-third of Russian government officials will take part in the Krasnoyarsk economic forum to be held February 27 - March 1, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told a news conference on Tuesday.

"Almost one-third of Russian cabinet officials — eight ministers and two prime ministers — will participate," Dvorkovich said, adding that First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov would also attend the forum.

"We'll participate in all interactive discussions. Hopefully, it will enable forum participants to bring home their ideas to decision-makers," Dvorkovich said.

The forum will address new sources of growth of the Russian economy, and the projects to develop Siberia and far eastern regions.

The government commission on transport plans to hold a session within the framework of the forum. "We'll discuss the key priorities of the development of the transport system and complete the coordination of the adjustment of the state transport development program while accounting for the instructions issued in connection with budget limitations," Dvorkovich went on.

According to the Russian official, he plans to meet with Dutch business representatives at the forum. "We have invited to the forum a large delegation of companies from the Netherlands and will hold a round table discussion devoted to the participation of these companies in implementing investment projects in Siberia and the Far East," the deputy prime minister noted.

Dvorkovich will hold these meeting as co-chairman of the Russian-Dutch intergovernmental economic cooperation commission.

Forum participants will also consider the development of small and medium businesses and Krasnoyarsk's preparations for the upcoming World Winter Students Games.

The Russian deputy prime minister did not rule out a thorough review of certain projects aimed at economic development of Siberian and far eastern regions.

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