Kosachev on possibility of Russia’s return to PACE

 Kosachev on possibility of Russia’s return to PACE

The Russian Federation Interagency Commission for Council of Europe Affairs will meet on June 11 to discuss cooperation with the Council of Europe, including the current situation within its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said. 

"On [June] 11, a session of the Interagency Commission for Council of Europe Affairs will take place, during which we will discuss aspects of cooperation with the Council of Europe, including the situation at PACE," Kosachev said.

He said that a serious conversation will take place there with the participation of both chambers of Russia’s Federal Assembly and all specific ministries and agencies involved in the cooperation between Russia and the Council of Europe as an intergovernmental organization. 

According to the senator, Russia’s return to PACE is becoming more likely each day. "The possibility is growing with each day," TASS cited the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee as saying.

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