6 Apr 2018 16:28

Russian govt always reaches consensus with State Duma - Medvedev

ANOSINO (Moscow region). April 6 (Interfax) - The Russian government and the State Duma always reach consensus on key issues, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at an expanded meeting of the United Russia faction in the State Duma.

"We, dear colleagues, respected deputies of the United Russia faction, have always manifested absolute unanimity in the State Duma on key issues, on issues that unite our entire country, ones that are vital to the development of our state," Medvedev said.

"That also applied to the integration of the Crimean Peninsula into the Russian legal field and the solution of fundamental issues related to the country's development in a situation involving the imposition of essentially total sanctions along the perimeter, the very difficult macroeconomic conditions our country found itself in as a result of a combination of a whole range of factors, including a dramatic drop in oil prices," Medvedev said, adding that such a combination of negative factors has not occurred in Russia for a long time.

Medvedev said the State Duma and the government listen attentively to each other's arguments.