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“The agenda of the forthcoming meeting includes two main items - counteraction to the global drug threat and struggle against the use of illegal migration by transnational criminal groups,” the press service said.
“A joint discussion is expected to address possible risks posed by scientific achievements in synthetic biology,” it said.
Starting from 2010, the meetings were held in the southern Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, in Yekaterinburg in the Urals, St. Petersburg in northwestern Russia and Vladivostok in the Far East.
“Pressing global issues - fight against terrorism, extremism, organized crime and money laundering - were discussed during these meetings, as well as cooperation in the sphere of ensuring information security and reinforcing transport and energy security, among many others,” the statement said.