Russian deputy PM given new tasks

Novak to be in charge of “developing unified plan to achieve Russia’s national development goals up to 2030

REUTERS May 19, 2024
Russian Deputy PM Alexander Novak: PHOTO


Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, point man for the energy sector and negotiations with the OPEC+ grouping, has been given new responsibilities for coordinating the economy, according to a government announcement issued on Friday.

The announcement, posted on the website, gave a list of Novak’s additional duties, including coordination of socio-economic policies, overseeing measures to offset Western sanctions, investment policy, support for small and medium-size businesses and a unified financial, credit and monetary policy.

Boris Belyakov, Press Secretary for Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, said the 52-year-old Novak, “given the tasks assigned to him and his managerial experience, skills and competencies, organises work at the highest level”.

The announcement said Novak would be in charge of “developing a unified plan to achieve Russia’s national development goals up to 2030 and forward to 2036”. President Vladimir Putin earlier this week confirmed the composition of his government following his re-election in March for a new six-year term in office.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2024.

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