The head of Rosneft Igor Sechin commented on the consequences of the resonance of the detention of ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, which occurred in the office of the oil company. He said that it will not interfere with the plans for the privatization of “Rosneft”.
Sechin among other businessmen accompanying President Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Lima. He commented on prospects of sale of part of the state in an interview with reporters.
The head of “Rosneft” expects that the privatization of 19.5% stake in the company, scheduled to
the end of this year, will be delayed because of the history with the “business speaker”: “There is a government, it runs absolutely fine.” (Quoted by “Interfax”.)
Commenting on the issue, if all goes according to plan, Sechin said: “of Course.”
At the same time, the head of “Rosneft” has left from the direct answer, still
if a package “Rosneft” interested investors from China, Japan and India: “You have to ask. China is a strategic partner. You know, we shipped 31 million tons of oil in there, build the plant, working with Beijing Gas, is working with Sinopec”.
According to the plans of the Russian government, 19.5% of Rosneft should be privatized until 5 December. Until that time, shareholder of the oil company “Rosneftegaz” should sell 19.5% of Rosneft at least 710,847 billion rubles, reminds the BBC Russian service.
Earlier ex-the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukaev called the possibility of selling 10% of shares of “Rosneft” in 2017, but said that the privatization plan for 2017-2019 years, it has not yet reflected. Sechin on Sunday said that he knew nothing about the plans to privatise another 10% stake in the company, but he is ready to execute the government order, if it appears.
On 15 November it became known that against Alexei Ulyukayev, then held the post of Minister of economic development, was prosecuted on charges of receiving a bribe in 2 million dollars. According to the investigation, two cases money was handed to him in one of the offices of Rosneft – for the fact that the Agency assisted in the purchase of shares of “Bashneft”.