Matvienko will meet with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 7 December

Матвиенко встретится с генсеком Совета Европы 7 декабря

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko will meet on December 7 with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, told reporters in the press service of the Federation Council.

As it was informed earlier, the COE, during his visit to Moscow on December 6-7, Jagland plans to hold meetings with Russian leaders and discuss relations between Moscow and Strasbourg. Announced conversation with President Vladimir Putin, foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and high-ranking government representatives and civil society.

This year Moscow celebrates the 20th anniversary of the accession to the Council of Europe. Despite the crisis in relations with the PACE, Russia actively participates in the work of the Council.

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