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The Acting President and Prime Minister attended a board meeting of the Siberian Agreement inter-regional association

February 18, 2000, Baikal Business Centre, Irkutsk

Meeting participants discussed current issues of Siberia’s social and economic development, and examined problems relating to the strengthening of the Russian border, especially following increased instances of unlawful seizure and rustling of Russian cattle into Mongolia.

At the end, Mr Putin met with Novosibirsk regional governor Viktor Tolokonsky, President Leonid Potapov of Buryatia, and heads of Gazprom and Unified Energy Systems Rem Vyakhirev and Anatoly Chubais.

February 18, 2000, Baikal Business Centre, Irkutsk