The annual report on the Government’s performance is scheduled for 23 March.
Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:
Good afternoon, colleagues.
Yesterday I met with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, who paid a state visit to Russia at President Vladimir Putin’s invitation.
Following the talks, the two leaders adopted a joint statement on the development of the key areas for Russian-Chinese economic cooperation.
In the context of the growing pressure on our countries from the collective West, agreements have been reached with our Chinese partners to intensify cooperation in priority areas such as increasing trade and investment, updating the transport and logistics system, working together in industry, energy, agriculture, high technologies, and finance.
The governments of Russia and China will prepare a 2030 Plan, which my colleague, the new Premier of the State Council of China Li Qiang, and I will approve in the near future.
Five Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commissions will be organising the joint work. The Commission for investment cooperation is co-chaired by Andrei Belousov, the energy commission, by Alexander Novak, the commission for humanitarian cooperation, by Tatyana Golikova, and for cooperation between the Russian Far East and Baikal regions and northeastern China, by Yury Trutnev. Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Russian co-chair of the commission for the preparation of regular meetings of the heads of government will be also responsible for overall coordination.
Next autumn, Li Qiang and I will discuss the progress of joint work to implement the two presidents’ decisions at the 28th meeting.
Please keep this work under review.
Tomorrow, the Government of the Russian Federation will report to the State Duma.
Let's review the results of the past year. We must certainly describe our work to counter external sanctions, and mention the decisions made to support the economy.
I have just met with State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. We discussed the preparations for the report and the consultations held with all the State Duma parties last week. I thanked all my colleagues for their constructive dialogue and proposals.
The consultations cover all the key areas that concern our citizens, from social security to the development of agriculture, industry, transport, energy, and the digital economy. A separate discussion covered measures to support the participants of the special military operation and their families.
This report is part of a very important feedback loop. All requests from the State Duma deputies and all the issues they have raised will be taken into account as we prepare the report.