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Putin held meeting with Russian Security Council members

June 22, 2016, 15:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Kremlin says, the agenda included SPIEF results, visits to Uzbekistan and China, prospects of the Russian market for foreign investors

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MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with the permanent members of the country’s Security Council on Wednesday the outcome of last week's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and a range of foreign policy issues in the context of the upcoming visits to Uzbekistan and China, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"During the meeting, the discussion of foreign policy outcome of the SPIEF was held," Peskov said, adding that the sides also focused on the prospects of the Russian market for foreign investors.

"Besides at the meeting there was an exchange of views on the issues of the president’s agenda for the upcoming days, particularly on the issues of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the context of the visit of Vladimir Putin to Uzbekistan scheduled for June 23 and bilateral Russian-Chinese relations in the light of the visit of the head of state to China due on June 25," Peskov said.

The sides also discussed the current issues of Russia’s domestic social-economic agenda, he said.

The meeting was attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speakers of both houses of parliament Valentina Matviyenko and Sergey Naryshkin, Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his deputy Rashid Nurgaliyev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, as well as heads of Russia’s Federal Security Service and Foreign Intelligence Service Alexander Bortnikov and Mikhail Fradkov.

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