The President emphasised that the Security Council has always been at the forefront of key, decisive national development issues. According to Mr Putin, it was the Security Council that analysed and calculated the strategic decisions.
The President particularly thanked Security Council personnel for creating strategic planning documents – the National Security Strategy, military doctrine, and foreign policy concept. Mr Putin especially focused on the Information Society Development Strategy and the policy framework for developing science and technology, drawn up by the Security Council.
The President also stressed the necessity of increasing the experimental and analytical potential of the Security Council to resolve such priority issues as completing reform of military organisations and developing the defence industry complex, ensuring international stability and implementing integration projects in the post-Soviet area.
Also, Mr Putin said that the Security Council must give heightened attention to fighting terrorism and extremism, countering organised crime, and developing modern migration and national policies for Russia.