Matvienko will not be able to take us senators deployment

© Photo : press service of Stvalentine Matvienko. Archive photoMatvienko will not be able to take us senators deployment© Photo : press service of SF

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko will not be able to accept U.S. senators due to the fact that it will be on a business trip in the TRANS-Baikal region and China.

The American delegation will visit Moscow and St. Petersburg from 30 June to 5 July and will meet with Russian officials. A delegation of both chambers is headed by Republican Senator Richard Shelby.

«I, unfortunately, will not be able to accept them, they begged. These days I’m on a business trip in Zabaykalsky Krai and China. We informed them that in these terms I’m not there, but they are unable to change them,» said Matvienko in the program «Vesti on Saturday» with Sergei Brilev.

Earlier, the head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev reported that American MPs, who will visit Russia in early July, requested a meeting with Matvienko, but it will be on a foreign trip.

Matvienko also said that US senators will meet with the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, senators, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and will hold a meeting in the State Duma.

«Will, of course, meetings with the heads of the international Committee, senators will be meeting with Minister of foreign Affairs, will be meeting in the State Duma. I hope this will be the beginning of our further parliamentary contacts,» she said in the program «Vesti on Saturday» with Sergei Brilev.

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