In late October, Moscow is going to host a special visiting session of the Davos forum which will be dedicated to Russia's economic developments. The forum will hold meetings in Moscow on October 29-30 which are going to be called Meeting in Russia 2001, the head of the organizing committee said on the phone from Geneva. The session will focus on new trends, reforms and opportunities which may have an effect on Russia's business environment, said the organizer. Participants in the session are also expected to identify the areas which are of intense interest for Russian officials and the investment community. Russia's Premier Mikhail Kasyanov, Vice-Premier Aleksei Kudrin and other members of the Russian Cabinet have confirmed they will take part in the Moscow session, according to the organizer. A Russian cabinet spokesman has also confirmed the forum will take place in Moscow and Mikhail Kasyanov will be present at it. The organizers also expect President Vladimir Putin to attend the forum.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE