Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at the Munich security conference a significant part of his speech will be devoted to assessments of the situation in the global economy and the challenges facing Russia and European countries. About it told on Thursday to journalists the Vice-Premier, the head of the government staff Sergei Prikhodko.
“The theme of the panel discussion — modern crises. A significant part of the speech will, of course, discussed the global economic situation and the challenges faced by Russia and not only Russia, but also our European partners and others in the current environment. A significant part of the speech will be devoted to it and the challenges we must fight together” — quoted Prikhodko, RIA Novosti.
Other lecture topics Prikhodko, Medvedev did not name, adding that the Prime Minister still continues to work on it.
The Vice-Premier said that the Prime Minister will speak at the morning meeting on Saturday, February 13. Projected Prikhodko, Medvedev’s speech will take 15-20 minutes. After the speech, the Prime Minister will answer questions of participants of the conference, the Deputy Prime Minister said.
Speaking about bilateral negotiations with foreign partners in the framework of the conference, Prikhodko noted that the Prime Minister has no plans to discuss them NATO expansion to the East. “It is the prerogative of the President and Lavrov. It powers not the Chairman of the government,” he said (quoted by Interfax).
Prikhodko also said that the talks with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Medvedev does not intend to put the issue of lifting anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU. “We have these sanctions not been imposed, and we ask that they be cancelled – is meaningless. It should be their decision,” said Deputy Prime Minister.
At the same time, he noted that the meeting with the Waltz, the Russian side will obviously affect the questions about “how these sanctions affect the business”. “We are ready and business to support, but on the understanding that the leadership of France together with other countries in the EU, [these effects are] aware of it,” he added.
The annual Munich security conference this year will start on February 12, she will be the 52nd in a row. It traditionally brings together heads of States, governments and international organizations. This year the Russian delegation is headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.