"We understand that it is not an easy work to do, as a very serious regrouping has been made," the Prime Minister said.
The question of how the main provisions of the president's decree on the cabinet structure are to be implemented will be the main one on the cabinet meeting agenda tomorrow.
Fradkov told the head of state that he had already discussed these matters with the cabinet ministers on Tuesday. He said also that the heads of the departments would be appointed within one month.
Vladimir Putin expressed hope that in connection with the new government structure no malfunction will be in its work. "Naturally," he said, "it will take some time to change the work, but the main stage has been completed. The top officials have been appointed and I believe there will be no malfunction in its work.