Valentina Matvienko arrives in Baku today
A delegation of the Federation Council led by chairperson of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko will start its official two-day visit to Azerbaijan today, according to the Federation Council's press service.
During the visit, talks will be held with the chairman of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan, Oktay Asadov. The sides will discuss the conditions and prospects of bilateral Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation in a wide range of areas, issues of inter-parliamentary interaction on a bilateral and multilateral basis.
Valentina Matvienko recalled that Moscow and Baku are strategic partners supporting mutually beneficial ties in various fields, from trade and the economy into humanitarian and interregional exchanges. "Our countries managed to go a long way in strengthening and expanding bilateral contacts, filling them up with quality, preserving and enhancing the traditions of friendship and good neighborliness," TASS cited the chairperson of the Federation Council as saying.
During the visit, Matvienko will address the opening ceremony of the Days of Russian Culture in Baku, visit cultural, sports and social infrastructure facilities of Baku.
The delegation includes the Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Speaker Andrei Turchak, senators and heads of parliaments of the Astrakhan Region and Dagestan.