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President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with his economic advisor, Andrei Illarionov

October 20, 2000, Sochi

The meeting examined financial and economic policy issues.

Mr Putin gave a positive assessment of pension reform so far and said that he has discussed this issue on a number of occasions with Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Kudrin. The President said he was confident that carrying out pension reform would not undermine stability in the financial sector.

Mr Putin and Mr Illarionov also discussed preparations for the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001.

October 20, 2000, Sochi