IPA CIS Council
The international conference “Current Role of Parliaments. The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation: 25 years on the path towards the multi-vector parliamentary cooperation.”
Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council Valentina Matvienko led the meeting.
“Interparliamentary exchange is of particular importance in the context of crisis developments in the world system, which regrettably affect the institution of parliamentarism. We are confident that free communication among world’s parliamentarians is one of the most important achievements and our common asset that needs to be protected,”- noted Valentina Matvienko.
The Conference brought together Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa Thandi Modise, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong, First Deputy Speaker of the Majlisi Milli Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Rajabboy Ahmadzoda, Deputy Speaker of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan Republic Valeh Aleskerov, First Deputy Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga of the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohamed Alam Ezedyar, Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Political Affairs and Security, Co-Chairman of the Switzerland-Russia friendship group of the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation Filippo Lombardi, Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Saleem Mandviwala, Chairman of the Deputy Group of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea for Cooperation with the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Chu Mi E, Secretary General of the PABSEC Asaf Hajiyev, Head of the Parliamentary Association of Japanese-Russian friendship Itiro Aisawa.
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