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Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

December 28, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council. The discussion focused on current issues on the domestic agenda and the situation in Syria.

Along with current issues on Russia’s domestic socioeconomic agenda, the meeting participants discussed several international topics, including the situation in Syria.

A positive assessment was given on the continued expansion of the territory under the control of the Syrian armed forces, and its importance for further settlement.

Vladimir Putin wished the permanent members of the Security Council a very happy New Year.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, 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, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

December 28, 2018, The Kremlin, Moscow