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Vladimir Putin met with Nikolai Koshman, deputy prime minister and Russian government envoy to the Chechen Republic

April 7, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow

They discussed economic and social recovery in Chechnya, in particular, the restoration of electrical and gas networks, car and railroad transport, communications, education and health services.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, Mr Koshman said the acting president had instructed him to draw up proposals for the reform of the federal government representation in Chechnya. Officials from government ministries and other federal offices would be sent to the republic to restore government authority.

April 7, 2000, The Kremlin, Moscow