11 Jan 2019 22:26

Italy's economy minister to meet with Siluanov, Nabiullina in Moscow next week

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Italy's Economy and Finance Minister Giovanni Tria will have meetings with Russia's central bank governor and with the Russian finance minister, who is also holding the position of first deputy prime minister, during a visit to Moscow next week.

"Meetings with [Finance Minister] Anton Siluanov and [Central Bank Governor] Elvira Nabiullina are planned," an official at the Italian embassy to Russia told Interfax.

The Central Bank of Russia has confirmed to Interfax that a meeting between Tria and Nabiullina is due on January 15.

The Russian Finance Ministry said that a meeting between Siluanov and Tria is also due on January 15.

"It is planned that at the meetings, the sides will exchange views on various issues such as Russian and Italian fiscal and tax policies, the dedollarization of settlements in mutual trade, interaction between finance ministries within the framework of G20 and bilateral cooperation through the Russian Direct Investment Fund," the Finance Ministry's press service told Interfax.