Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council 2019-12-27 15:20:00 Vladimir Putin held a briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council. Participants in the meeting discussed the current matters of the country’s socioeconomic development. In follow-up to recent telephone conversations the President had with his foreign colleagues, the meeting participants discussed the developments in Syria with a focus on the increased terrorist activity in Idlib; they also touched upon the events in Libya and spoke in favour of supporting international settlement efforts in that country. The President also noted the need to smooth operation of ministries and agencies during the upcoming long New Year holidays. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, 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.