The Council for the development of the digital economy in the Federation Council will meet August 1

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Council for the development of the digital economy in the Federation Council will meet August 1© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The first meeting of the Council for the development of the digital economy at the Federation Council, which will hold the Vice-speaker of the Federation Council, the Secretary of General Council of «United Russia» Andrei Turchak, will take place on 1 August in Kaliningrad oblast, participation in its work will take the head of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin and the head of communications Konstantin Noskov, reported on Monday the press service of the EP.

«The first of August in the town of Gusev, Kaliningrad region will host the first meeting of the Council for the development of the digital economy at the Federation Council, chaired by Vice-speaker of the upper house of Parliament, Andrei Turchak. His work will also be attended by the Chairman of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin and the Minister for the digital development of Telecom and mass communications of the Russian Federation Konstantin Noskov,» — said in a press release.

As explained in the press-service, the first part of the session will be dedicated to ensuring a systematic and balanced development of the digital economy in the regions of Russia, the keynote speaker will be the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov. In the second part we will focus on improving the competitiveness of Russian technologies and ensure digital sovereignty of the country, said the press service.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Dmitry Mezentsev, the head of the audit chamber and head of communications at the meeting will talk about the digitalization of public administration, specified in the message. As expected, in conclusion, reports on the development of human capital in the digital economy will be addressed by a number of experts, including rector of Moscow state University Viktor Sadovnichy.

Vice-speaker of the Federation Council noted that the Council for the development of the digital economy have become a professional platform for discussion of the legal and regulatory framework.

«We must work together with the government quickly involved in legislative work at the earliest stage. The Council will pay special attention to the consideration of the interests and specifics of regions in the development of the digital economy. In addition, we will conduct parliamentary control over implementation of relevant programs in the regions», – quotes the press service of the EP word Turchak.

He said that at the first meeting of the Council participants will determine the priority areas of work. «But there are no formal restrictions will not be an agenda will be formed based on the real needs of the regions and the expert community», — he stressed, noting that «the Council will engage with industry associations and companies, which should become the engine of development of the digital economy».

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