Russia's Federation Council speaker on upcoming talks with PACE head

Russia's Federation Council speaker on upcoming talks with PACE head

Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko will hold comprehensive negotiations with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Liliane Maury-Pasquier. The meeting will be held during the second Eurasian Women’s Forum that is taking place in St. Petersburg these days.

"We’ll have full-fledged negotiations with her. It [will] not be on the run, as we’ve got things to discuss," TASS cited the speaker as saying. "We’re very glad that Ms. Pasquier is interested in this dialogue," Matviyenko stressed.

She noted that Pasquier understands the importance of the work of all the 47 states of the Council of Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly. "We will discuss the current situation and probable further decisions together," the senator said. 

She reiterated that Russian parliamentary members are taking part in the PACE working group that is preparing changes to the regulations, as well as in various other events. "There will be a substantial dialogue; it is important that it continues," Matviyenko concluded.

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