Putin discuses domestic policy and geopolitical agenda at the Russian Security Council meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a conference of the Russian Security Council on Friday to address the current socioeconomic situation in the country and developments in the world economy, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a report on his recent trip to Russia's Far East, Peskov said.

"Preparations for holding an APEC summit in Russia was touched upon in this context," he said.

The situation in the Middle East was also discussed at the meeting, he said.

"The conference participants also exchanged opinions on a situation surrounding Russia's participation in the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom. As is known, Russia's participation in this airshow has been jeopardized because of problems with British visas," he said.

Vyacheslav Davidenko, a spokesman for the Russian state arms export agency Rosoboronexport, said earlier on Friday to Interfax-AVN that quite a lot of members of the Russian delegation planning to attend the Farnborough airshow had not received British visas yet.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said earlier that Moscow regretted that, by not issuing visas to Russian participants in the Farnborough International Airshow, the British authorities were obstructing Russia's participation in this event.

The British Embassy in Moscow claimed later that it had issued visas to all Russian delegates planning to travel to Farnborough who had timely applied for them.

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