Before the end of the first quarter of 2004, the stock taking of the Russian ministries and agencies' functions will be completed as part of the administrative reform.
"I think that before the end of the first quarter, the commission [for the administrative reform] will complete the stock-taking of the ministries and agencies' functions and decide to cancel excessive functions," said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.
On the whole, he positively assessed the progress of the administrative reform. "There is a lot of work done in a normal pace," said Kasyanov.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18