The key task is to further increase the export potential of agricultural products, the future head of the Cabinet of Ministers Mikhail Mishustin is sure.
The development of Agricultural Sector in Russia is one of the important priorities of the new Russian government. This was stated by the candidate for the post of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, speaking at the plenary session of the state Duma. “In recent years, we have achieved quite high, serious results in this area. We have almost completely ensured the country’s food security — ” Mishustin said. — And now the key task is to further increase the export potential of agricultural products, not only grain but also other crop and livestock products.” Also, according to him, it is important to develop cooperation so that farmers and small agricultural enterprises can increase the volume of sales of products and increase their incomes.
Answering the question of the head of the Duma Committee for agrarian issues, Vladimir Kashin on whether to rely on maintaining staffing structure the leadership of the APC in the person of the Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev in charge of industry Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev, Mishustin said that you can count. “But, of course, now we must hold all appropriate consultations. I will report this separately to the State Duma, ” he added. The United Russia faction also asked Mishustin to take into account the deputies ‘ positive assessment of the work of some members of the government. In particular, the head of the faction Sergey Neverov noted the work of Alexey Gordeev. “As Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, who oversees the work of the agrarian Committee, I want to speak about the positive work of Dmitry Patrushev, the Minister of agriculture,” he also said.
Mishustin also considers it important to solve the problems of protecting investments, removing administrative barriers for business, creating a favorable investment climate, and others.he also stated the need for investment growth and the return of lost trust between business and the government. “The so-called long money is necessary for stable investment inflow and economic growth. This is one of the most important tasks of the Central Bank. But, of course, the government’s financial and economic bloc will continue to provide the necessary assistance and actively participate in this process, ” he said. Mishustin also drew attention to the need to stimulate the technological development of the economy. “We need to try to make a real breakthrough in the digitalization of the real sector,” he said.
Speaking to the deputies, Mishustin drew attention to the fact that the work on national projects should be accelerated. In addition, he assured that the heads of ministries and members of the government will be personally responsible for achieving national development goals. The program of the new government to be formed will be the President’s message to the Federal Assembly, which Vladimir Putin announced on January 15. There are sources for implementing the points of the message, Mishustin said. Earlier, the head of the accounting chamber Alexey Kudrin said that the 16th message of the head of state was the most expensive in his memory, RIA Novosti reported. According to Kudrin, the implementation of the measures announced by the President will require 400-500 billion rubles a year. “This will require finding additional resources in the amount of approximately 0.4-0.5% of GDP,” the head of the accounting chamber said.
Mishustin stressed that it is important to work actively with the regions to fulfill the tasks outlined by the head of state. The future Prime Minister promised to work closely with the heads of regions and asked the deputies to conduct educational work so that people know what kind of assistance and to what extent they can get.
The State Duma at the plenary session gave its consent to the President of the country to appoint Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister. His candidacy was made by Vladimir Putin the day before after the current Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the resignation of the government in full. The development of Agricultural Sector in Russia is one of the important priorities of the new Russian government.