Former Czech Deputy Premier Martin Jahn will become CEO of Volkswagen in Russia, Skoda Auto AS said Thursday.
Jahn is currently a director of the board of Skoda Auto. He will take his new place on April, 1. His main aim will be to extend sales in Russia, the AP reports.
In the summer of 2004, Jahn was appointed as vice-prime minister for economic policy in the government led by Stanislav Gross. After Gross resigned, Jahn remained in Jiří Paroubek's government at the same position.
In May 2005, he proposed a new economic agenda, by which he claimed the Czech Republic could catch up western countries of the European Union in eight years. The agenda involved liberalisation of public finance sector and tax policy, introduction of fees at universities, etc.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems