Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council 2017-09-15 14:45:00 The Kremlin, Moscow Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the situation in Syria, North Korea and the domestic agenda. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu updated the meeting participants on the results of recent contacts with the top leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic (Mr Shoigu met with President Bashar al-Assad upon instructions from the President of Russia). Meeting participants also discussed the operation of the existing de-escalation zones and the creation of one more zone in Syria. They exchanged opinions regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the context of North Korea’s latest missile launch. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, and Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.