The meeting was attended by Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Presidential Aide Andrei Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, and Governor of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.
As per our tradition, today we will be talking about the current economic situation, and discussing what needs to be done in the shortly in the real economy and in the budgetary and monetary spheres, as well as what we need to especially focus on.
As you know, yesterday, on November 21, the State Duma adopted the federal budget for 2020–2022, as well as the budgets of the three state extra-budgetary funds.
Obviously, over the next three years, we need not only to consolidate the current positive trends, but also to make economic growth more sustainable, high quality and dynamic, to ensure growth in people’s incomes.
I suggest we also discuss other current topics and compare notes. I hope once we are on the same page, we will have better coordination between various ministries and departments, various agencies that deal with economic issues.
Let us start.