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, 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 Vladimir Putin: Good evening.
We have agreed that Mr Lavrov will report today on the progress of our interaction in the Caspian region. We will discuss separate issues, and there are a lot of them, they are concern our neighbours. We have a huge range of issues there on the agenda all the time: economic, political and security-related.
Please. Let's get to work. Mr Lavrov, if you will.