In the Federation Council spoke about the negotiations with MEPs

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy fotobanka in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Archival photoIn the Federation Council spoke about the negotiations with MEPs© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The Belgrade consultations of representatives of Russia and the European Parliament has moved forward, the next meeting is scheduled in Serbia for April 2018, told RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimau.

In Serbia a two-day visit of the Russian parliamentary delegation headed by Klimov. It included the Deputy speaker of the state Duma Peter Tolstoy, a member of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak and Senator Oksana Belokon. On Friday they met with members of the Committee on defense and internal Affairs of the national Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia on Saturday held two sessions of the working consultations with the members of the European Parliament, specially flown in Belgrade. According to the Russian Senator, the parties in the negotiations has focused on the range of global issues, approved by the UN.

«From the challenges of the XXI century, we have selected for the next meeting, which is likely to be in Belgrade in April — we have even determined the approximate date the two most important topics. One is the fight against international terrorism, and other environmental issues in the context of globalization. We will prepare, each of the parties and proposals on this subject, I will invite each of its experts will listen and perhaps come to some joint documents, which we have not had three years», — said Klimov.

In his opinion, that the Committee of parliamentary cooperation «Russia – EU» three years is not accepted joint documents was the problem not Russia, and Western partners. Klimov noted that «off the ground we move», and said that partners will also publish the materials on the results of negotiations with the Russian side in Belgrade.

«The time when we were eliminated from the direct dialogue, rooted in the past, then it can not continue, and only through dialogue, through joint decisions, we can act in the interests of our voters, our citizens, our countries», — said the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs.

The names and personal composition of the European Parliament delegation to the talks were not disclosed.

«It was people from Germany, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus – the countries themselves are quite different. All these people work in the various committees of the European Parliament, and not all were able to come from those who want. We can say that this is not the opinion of the regional group and the opinion of politicians is really a European level, the period of confrontation in the past must go,» — said Klimov.

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