Slutsky: new Council of Europe’s chief is politician with great experience of parliamentary work
Russian lawmakers are ready for cooperating with Marija Pejcinovic Buric, who was elected as the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Chairman of the Russian State Duma’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said.
He said that Pejcinovic Buric is a professional politician and diplomat with a great experience of parliamentary work. "I’m sure after electing its new chief, the Council of Europe as an organization will receive an additional impetus for development," TASS cited Slutsky as saying.
Russian lawmakers are prepared for joint work and would be glad if Mrs. Secretary General paid a visit to Russia, the chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs concluded.
Yesterday, participants of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejcinovic Buric Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term.