Minister Elvira Nabiullina held a meeting at the Foreign Economic Council of the Economic Development Ministry


Minister Elvira Nabiullina presided at the regular meeting of the Foreign Relations Council on March, 12, 2010 in the Ministry of Economic Development.


The process of the formation of a Customs Union between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan was discussed during the session. Among the issues discussed were the results of the first stage of the creation of Unified Customs Union Territory, the establishment of the Customs Union governing bodies, the putting of the Customs Union Customs Code into effect and joining the WTO under conditions of the existing Customs Union. The participants of the meeting also discussed the work plan of the Council for the year 2010.


A.Likhachev, Director of the Joint Foreign Economic Analysis and Regulatory Department and executive secretary of the Council, spoke on behalf of the MinEkonomRazvitia (Ministry of Economic Development).


A. Dementyev, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation Ministry of Trade and Industry, ,A. Mordashov, Severstal OAO General Director, G. Petrov, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, D. Pumpyansky, OAO TMK Chairman of the Board of Directors,   V. Savelyev, Venture Director, Chairman of the Board of the JSC "Aeroflot", B. Titov, the Chairman of the all-Russian Public organization Delovaya Rossiya,  D. Yakobishvili, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC, S. Glazyev, Customs Union Commission executive secretary,  representatives of the all-Russia non-Governmental organization of Small and Medium Business “Opora Russia” (Opora Rossii), major Russian  companies engaged in foreign economic activity, and also representatives of Federal ministries and agencies took part in the in the meeting.