New Russian cabinet’s first session lasted 40 minutes

RIA Novosti, Russia
March 11 2004


MOSCOW, March 11, 2004. (RIA Novosti) – The first session of the new
Russian government chaired by Mikhail Fradkov lasted forty minutes.

For this time, the cabinet members considered four issues. The main
issue dealt with measures to implement the Russian President’s decree
“On the System and Structure of Federal Bodies of Executive Power.”
Besides, the government approved the agreement with Ukraine’s
government on settlement of claims that aroused in the wake of the
air crash on October 4, 2001.

The protocol on extension of the term of validity of the agreement
between the Russian and Armenian governments on the regulation of the
voluntary migration process was approved as well. Besides, the
government took a decision on giving state housing certificates to
the North Caucasian autonomy, Ingushetia.