View settings

Font size:
Site colours:


Official website of the President of Russia

Документ   /

Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

December 22, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council via videoconference.

The meeting was attended by Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov, and Head of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) Anna Popova.

* * *

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.

Today we will talk about ensuring collective security across the CIS space, including biological security.

Our discussion will take into account the problems that we faced during COVID and even now – the epidemiological situation has fortunately improved, but it remains complicated.

Biosecurity concerns everyone, including our closest neighbours. We will have meetings with our colleagues, leaders of the CIS countries on December 25 and 26. Biosecurity is one of the issues that is of general interest to all of them. Accordingly, our speaker today is Anna Popova. Let's give her the floor.

Ms Popova, go ahead, please.

<… >

December 22, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow