At the meeting President Medvedev placed particular emphasis on Chechnya’s economic advancement, specifically mentioning support for local manufacturers and improvement of social and other infrastructure. Security in the republic was also a subject of discussion.
Taking part in the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Alexander Khloponin, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Vladislav Surkov, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, and members of the republic’s government.
During his visit to the republic Mr Medvedev also visited the mosque named in honour of Chechnya’s first president, Akhmat Kadyrov, in central Grozny. Earlier in the day the President visited the village of Tsentoroy, where he laid flowers at Akhmat Kadyrov’s grave.
The President also visited the Republican Clinical Hospital of Emergency Medicine which was completely renovated last year and fitted with modern equipment.
Dmitry Medvedev completed his trip with a tour of Grozny’s Severny Airport, which recently received international airport status.