Putin discussed with Russian security Council related to privatisation and the work of the anti-terrorist center in Baghdad

MOSCOW, 5 February. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin discusses with security Council members Russia, problems of economic nature, in particular, privatization in the Russian Federation, as well as the work of anti-terrorist information center in Baghdad. This was reported by press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

“In the context of previously held at the President’s meeting included a discussion on privatization,” he said.

The meeting on privatization Putin on 1 February. Then he offered to determine the specific parameters of privatization in the current year. The President drew attention to the need to consider market conditions and market trends, as well as to ensure maximum transparency of these transactions, while not losing the state control over strategically important enterprises. Putin said separately that the new owners of the privatized assets must be in the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation, to avoid the “gray” schemes and the withdrawal of assets to offshore zones.

Speaking about the meeting with members of the Russian security Council, Peskov said that also “touched on current international issues”. “They also discussed issues of improving the work of anti-terrorism information center in Baghdad,” he added.

The clearing house in Baghdad was established in October of 2015. It brings together Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran. The aim of the centre is coordination and exchange of information on matters relating to the settlement of the situation in Syria.

In the meeting with the President was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, Russian security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his Deputy Rashid Nurgaliyev, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, SVR Director Mikhail Fradkov, permanent member of the security Council of the Russian Federation, Plenipotentiary representative of the Russian Federation in the Contact group on settlement in Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov.

On 5 February, Putin arrives in Sochi, where he will have a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. In addition, in Sochi on Monday to hold talks with Putin, king of Bahrain Hamad bin ISA al Khalifa.