Volodin: the state Duma assesses the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe on dialogue with Russia

Володин: Госдума ценит позицию генсека Совета Европы по диалогу с Россией

The state Duma appreciates the consistent position of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, for the equal and full-fledged dialogue with Russia, said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Appreciate your consistent stand for full and equal political dialogue with Russia”, — said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin at a meeting with Jagland.

“One of the most pressing issues for us… is the question of participation of the Russian delegation to PACE. We know and appreciate your position on this issue — the participation of the Russian delegation and the necessity of dialogue on this site,” — said the speaker of the state Duma.

Volodin expressed hope that this meeting will help to find a compromise in this matter, “moreover, we have confirmed, on behalf of the state Duma Mr Agramunt (Pedro, the head of PACE) willingness to discuss issues relating to building further relations with the Assembly, PACE”.

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