PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE FIRST VICE-PRIME MINISTER OF FINANCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ANTON SILUANOV WAS HELD AT THE MOSCOW FINANCE FORUM
Within the frame of the Moscow financial forum was held the press conference of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of finance Anton Siluanov. The First Prime Minister – Minister of finance answered the questions of members of the media about the the economic situation in the country, the Government’s plans for next year, the implementation of national projects, the regional budgets and the state’s interest in investing in projects.

According to Anton Siluanov, the target indicator of the economic growth rate constitutes 2% of the GDP. Its attainment depends, in particular, on the implementation of national projects. In addition, a resource in the form of the National Wealth Fund is added, and external demand will also influence the dynamics of the growth rate.

“We are planning to start using what we have accumulated. We will increase expenses, but only after creating a margin of safety — 7% of the GDP,” — said Anton Siluanov.
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