Naryshkin confirmed that he will lead a delegation of the state Duma at the session in Geneva

Naryshkin confirmed that he will lead a delegation of the state Duma at the session in Geneva


The speaker said that during the session of the inter-Parliamentary Union is scheduled to discuss the immigration crisis, the situation in the middle East, as well as the role of parliamentarians in ensuring international security.

MOSCOW, 12 Oct. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin has confirmed he will lead a delegation of Russian deputies at the session of the inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, the parliamentarians plan to discuss the migration crisis, the situation in the middle East and the preservation of international law.

“I plan to participate in the session (inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva). The range of issues that will be discussed at the session, the widest. First of all, the issues of the international agenda, immigration crisis, the situation in the middle East and the role of parliamentarians in ensuring international security and the preservation of international law,” Naryshkin said to journalists.

He stressed that “broad participation” in the meeting of the inter-Parliamentary Union is due to the fact that in early September, the U.S. government was denied a visa to the speaker of the Federation Council of the RF Valentina Matvienko to participate in such a large parliamentary forum.

“We are here in this fortified parliamentary compound go to Geneva,” – said the Chairman of the state Duma.

Earlier, Matviyenko, and other members of the Russian delegation decided not to take part in the session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, which took place from 31 August to 2 September in new York, as the U.S. issued Matvienko truncated visa.

Without the participation of Russia hosted the previous session of the OSCE PA in Finland. Then Helsinki refused to give permission to enter Naryshkin and five parliamentarians of the Russian Federation. In response to this step, the delegation decided in full force not to go to the Assembly.