The President noted in his remarks that signs have emerged that the general downturn in the country’s economy is coming to a close. Positive tendencies are visible in industrial production, freight turnover and transport. Mr Medvedev said that these changes are the result not only of a general improvement in the global macroeconomic climate but also of the extensive anti-crisis measures the Russian Government has been implementing.
The President proposed assessing the general state of the country’s different economic sectors today and companies’ preparedness to continue to compete in the post-crisis period, and analysing the experience built up over the global financial crisis period.
On the agenda at the meeting were the current economic situation and the post-crisis development outlook, in particular, the conditions for future financial support for private and public sector enterprises. The issue of selecting qualified professional personnel was also discussed.
Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Naryshkin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin, Presidential Aide Arkady Dvorkovich, Minister of Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina, Minister of Healthcare and Social Development Tatyana Golikova, Chairman of the Central Bank Sergei Ignatyev, Director of the Presidential Experts Directorate Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev, and Chairman of Sberbank German Gref.