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Acting President and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chaired a Cabinet meeting

March 16, 2000, The Government House, Moscow

The Acting President and Cabinet members discussed the debts of those CIS countries that owe Russia more than $7 billion.

Members of the Government discussed the results of foreign economic activity in 1999 and the state regulation of it. Minister of Trade Mikhail Fradkov made a report on this issue. Mr Putin urged the ministers to focus on structural problems of Russian exports and the need to expand machinery construction and high technology.

March 16, 2000, The Government House, Moscow