Volodin starts official visit to South Korea

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in fotoreceptor of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Archival photoVolodin starts official visit to South Korea© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin starts his official visit to Seoul, where he will participate in the second meeting of speakers of parliaments of the countries of Eurasia, according to the Duma management public relations and media relations.

Monday will be a bilateral meeting Volodina with President of the national Assembly of South Korea Chung Se-Kyung and the heads of parliaments participating in the meeting.

On Tuesday, the speaker of the state Duma will take part in the second meeting of speakers of parliaments of the countries of Eurasia on the topic «the Development of inter-parliamentary cooperation to jointly promote the prosperity of the countries of the Eurasian region.»

The Russian state Duma and the national Assembly of South Korea are the co-organizers of the meeting, Volodin and Jung Se-Kyung will preside at the plenary meetings, the report says.

The meeting will be attended by the representatives of 26 countries, including for the first time from the EU countries – the Czech Republic, Slovakia (at the speakers) and Hungary. Their parliaments will also be speakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the Philippines.

The meeting will involve parliamentarians from Belarus, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Turkmenistan and Thailand. The Eurasian economic Union will be represented by the Chairman of the Eurasian economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan.

«Despite sanctions, despite the boycott against us, here we see on the contrary increase the number of participants,» — told reporters the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov in advance of the meeting of speakers of parliaments of Eurasia.

The Deputy noted that the plans to make the meeting such a body, which will work not only from meeting to meeting, but also between forums. «A working group which will determine on the venue (event) to prepare the final documents. This is not yet formulated, but maybe it will be themed playgrounds,» said Kalashnikov.

According to him, the results of the second meeting a resolution will be adopted.

The first meeting of speakers of parliaments of the countries of Eurasia on the theme «inter-Parliamentary cooperation for co-prosperity of Eurasia in XXI century» was held in April last year in Moscow. It was attended by the heads of the highest legislative bodies of 18 countries.

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