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Meeting with Assistant to the Prime Minister Igor Artemyev and Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Maxim Shaskolky

From the transcript:

Mikhail Mishustin: Good afternoon, dear Igor Yuryevich, dear Maxim Alekseevich!

First of all, I would like to say the kindest words to Igor Yuryevich for his many years of work, including over 16 years as head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

During this time, a lot has been done – and many reforms have taken place, and the fight against cartels, and the improvement of the mechanism of public procurement, the transparency of these mechanisms. Also, the creation of a portal solution for the sale of federal property, state property. All these are milestones in the work of the Federal Antimonopoly Service. And of course, it is very important that today our Federal Antimonopoly Service is respected all over the world, it is well known. You are doing international work.

I would like to once again say the kindest words to the staff of the Federal Antimonopoly Service and to you personally for many years of professional work, and also to offer you the post of Assistant to the Prime Minister. I hope that we will work just as fruitfully, taking into account your experience, to achieve the national goals set by the President.

Igor Artemyev: Thank you very much, Mikhail Vladimirovich, for your trust – both past and present. There is a lot of work ahead. I will do it with pleasure. Thank you very much again.

Mikhail Mishustin: Thank you, Igor Yuryevich.

Maxim Alekseevich, you have also been working close to this area for many years – you are the vice-mayor of St. Petersburg. You are also engaged in the regulation of tariffs, prices. You are well aware of the issues facing people and businesses today.

And of course, while heading such a serious service – the Federal Antimonopoly Service, first of all, you need to keep in mind the most pressing problems facing both business and people.

If we talk about people, what interests them in the first place? This is justice. Including fairness in the prices they see – for electricity, gas, water, the corresponding tariffs …

To be continued…

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