The discussion focused on state policy in the sphere of international humanitarian cooperation and interaction with compatriots abroad.
Taking part in the meeting were 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, colleagues.
Today we will talk about the efficiency of state policy in the sphere of international humanitarian cooperation and interaction with compatriots abroad.
It is a big part of our job, and we understand how important it is, not only for those who live abroad, beyond Russia, yet feel a connection with their historical homeland, but also for all of us here for a large number of reasons. Today we will discuss all aspects of this issue.