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Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

March 10, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow

The President held a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council, via videoconference.

Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, 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, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon.

Today we will talk about developing relations in a critical area: relations with our closest neighbours and allies in the EAEU. There are a lot of aspects that are constantly in our focus, but there are certain topics that we have agreed to discuss today.

Mr Lavrov will make a report. Let us begin with this. Please, you have the floor.


March 10, 2023, The Kremlin, Moscow