Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council.
January 13, 2017
The Kremlin, Moscow
The participants discussed preparations for the inter-Syrian talks in Astana, including Vladimir Putin’s recent telephone conversations with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
They also touched on current socio-economic issues in Russia.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, 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.