MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he hoped the government would continue working at a usual fair pace while the next cabinet of ministers was in the process of formation.
He made the request to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the process of a meeting with cabinet members in the Kremlin on Sunday. The Presidential Administration published the transcript of the meeting at its official homepage.
"It’s important to keep and develop the up-to-date approaches and to ensure continuity of operations, as well as succession in the country’s development, including a strict pace of activity while the next cabinet is formed," Putin said.
"I hope for your support, sense of responsibility and professionalism," he said.
Putin thanked Prime Minister Medvedev, the Deputy Prime Ministers, ministers, the chiefs of federal agencies and services, and government officials for teamwork, selflessness, and diligent performance.