The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, and Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues, good afternoon.
We will continue to discuss the developments in and around Afghanistan, continue consultations with our partners and exchange information on those contacts.
We will also consider the entire scope of issues concerning our work on the diplomatic, military, and humanitarian tracks.
Let us get started. I would like to listen to Mr Lavrov first.
Go ahead, please.