20 Apr 2010 18:58

Voloshin to lead working group on creation of financial center in Russia - Dvorkovich

MOSCOW. April 20 (Interfax) - A special coordinating working group led by Alexander Voloshin will coordinate day-to-day efforts toward creation of an international financial center in Russia, presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said.

Dvorkovich said he hopes the challenges associated with creation of the international financial center can be resolved in the shortest possible time.

"A multinational consultative council with the participation of the leading, international financial institutions of those countries that have international financial centers will be created" to guide formation of Russia's international financial center, Dvorkovich told journalists following a meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev on economic issues.

That will make it possible to "move forward at an accelerated pace, to achieve the goals and resolve the challenges contained in the plan for creating an international financial center," he said.

The president will convene the council bimonthly "with the goal of strategic management of the coordination of this process."

No management company will be formed since the coordinating group will be sufficient, he said.