The meeting was attended by Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov and First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon.
Today, I suggest discussing issues related to our economic security and ways of meeting Russia’s economic interests in the context of the current international environmental agenda.
I have asked First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov to speak about this and tell us about his ideas on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. So, I am giving him the floor. Sergei Lavrov will be the next to speak.