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Putin discusses world oil market situation with Russian Security Council

February 19, 2016, 16:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Tha participants also discussed other pressing issues of the international agenda

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© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS

MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the country’s Security Council on Friday to discuss with its permanent members the situation in Syria, on world oil markets, as well as domestic problems, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"The meeting participants discussed in detail the situation in Syria, especially in connection with the aggravation of the situation on the Syrian-Turkish border," he said.

"There was also an exchange of views on the situation on the world oil markets, including in light of the Energy Ministry’s recent contacts with the foreign partners," Peskov said.

In addition, the meeting focused on important issues of the socio-economic and Russian domestic agenda.

The meeting was attended by speaker of the Federation Council upper house of parliament Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin, chief of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, Foreign Intelligence Service head Mikhail Fradkov, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev and permanent member of the Russian Security Council Boris Gryzlov.

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