Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, 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.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues, good afternoon.
Today, we will review efforts to promote our relations with our closest neighbours and partners. We have a lot of work ahead of us considering the multiple elements that have to be taken into consideration, including economic matters, humanitarian cooperation, and regional security.
We have several rapporteurs. I suggest we begin with security matters. Mr Bortnikov, you have the floor.