Legislators headed by Sergei Naryshkin at the meeting in Geneva plan to address the problems of international law, the operations in Syria and to consider the lifting of sanctions against deputies.
MOSCOW, 19 Oct. State Duma delegation headed by Chairman Sergei Naryshkin will visit on October 19-20 Geneva to participate in the 133rd Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), where the deputies plan to raise questions about the lifting of sanctions against parliamentarians, the operation in Syria, international law and the refugee problem.
During his stay the Chairman of the state Duma will speak at the session of the Assembly devoted to the theme “Moral and economic imperative for a more equitable, reasonable and humane conditions of migration”. Previously Naryshkin noted that the parliamentarians plan to discuss the migration crisis, the situation in the middle East and the preservation of international law.
Previously the Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union visited by a delegation of the Federation Council headed by its Chairman Valentina Matvienko.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that the delegation of the state Duma intends to raise at the forthcoming October session of the inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva on questions about lifting the sanctions against parliamentarians about the issues of Syria and cooperation for the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
Earlier, the session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, which took place from 31 August to 2 September in new York, was held without the participation of the speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and the other members of the Russian delegation, who decided not to participate because the US gave Matvienko truncated visa.
Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) is the oldest international parliamentary organization founded in 1889. Now has 166 member countries, 10 international parliamentary organisations which are associate members. The headquarters is located in Geneva. The highest body is the IPU Assembly, which traditionally meets twice a year (spring and autumn). One of them is held in Geneva, the second in one of the countries-participants of the Union.