Lavrov insists Russian delegation to PACE must be reinstated with full rights
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov insists that Russia’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) be reinstated with full rights without any reservations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after his telephone conversation with PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier.
The sides discussed the situation at PACE ahead of the assembly’s summer session on June 24-28.
"The minister stressed that the rights of the Russian delegation must be restored fully and without any reservations, which is in the spirit and letter of the Council of Europe’s Charter and the resolutions passed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Helsinki on May 17," TASS cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying.
Lavrov also reiterated commitment to further comprehensive cooperation within the Council of Europe as its legal instruments constitute the basis of Europe’s legal space.