MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with permanent members of the Russian Security Council on Thursday issues related to the country’s economic situation, as well as the Syrian settlement prospects, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
"The meeting participants had a detailed exchange of view on Russia’s economic situation with the emphasis in the development of high technology and import substitution sectors," he said.
"In addition, in the run-up to the negotiations in Geneva, the Syrian settlement prospects have been discussed," the Kremlin spokesman added.
The Security Council meeting was attended by the speakers of both house of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matviyenko and Sergey Naryshkin, Kremlin administration chief Sergey Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his deputy Rashid Nurgaliyev, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov, as well as permanent member of the Security Council Boris Gryzlov.