Medvedev to meet with British premier, Swiss president in Davos - aide
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Swiss President Ueli Maurer on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Russian premier's aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Tuesday.
"The head of government will possibly hold other meetings as well. The timed are being discussed," he said.
The Russian prime minister will address a plenary session on January 23, the first day of the forum, Dvorkovich said.
"The session will take place at the main congress hall and will address development scenarios for the Russian Federation, he said.
It took Russian and foreign experts several months to draw up documents depicting these scenarios, Dvorkovich said.
At the beginning of the session, experts, including former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, will present the scenarios they have developed, after which "the Russian prime minister will deliver a speech dedicated to modern development scenarios for Russia and Russia's role in the world economy, as well as say a few words about the priorities of Russia's G20 presidency."
Medvedev will also outline key priorities facing the Russian government, Dvorkovich said.
On the forum's second day, the Russian prime minister will attend a working brunch organized by VTB (RTS: VTBR), the topic of which will be Russia's further development, to be discussed informally, Dvorkovich said.
The Russian premier will also attend the forum's special session, at which the priorities of Russia's G20 presidency will be discussed.
"Medvedev, along with the leaders of other states, was at the roots of G20 creation, was one of its leaders. That is why he has complete information that allows him to present his vision of the organization's prospects and its priorities to his colleagues," he said.
During the visit to Davos, Medvedev will attend a meeting with the media and two closed-format meetings - a meeting with representatives of the world business council and the media council, he said.
This year Russia is sending its largest delegation to the Davos forum because Russia holds the G20 presidency this year, Dvorkovich said.
The delegation will include officials of the government's executive office, including Sergei Prikhodko, Minister for Open Government Mikhail Abyzov and several deputy ministers - Sergei Biryukov, Vasily Titov and Sergei Storchak, as well as representatives of the regional authorities and the business community, such as Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs President Alexander Shokhin and Agency of Strategic Initiatives head Andrei Nikitin. Employees of major state-run and privately owned companies will be members of the Russian delegation as well.