YEREVAN, November 2. /Spec. interviewer Sergey Izotov/. The delegation of the Federation Council headed by Chairman of the house Valentina Matvienko will visit the Republic of Armenia on an official two-day visit.
According to the program of the visit, the Federation Council speaker will hold talks with President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia Galust Sahakyan, and then the meeting will continue in an expanded format with the participation of heads of factions and chairmen of parliamentary committees.
According to Matviyenko, the Russian-Armenian inter-parliamentary cooperation is at the highest level. In particular, lawmakers of the two countries coordinate their positions and cooperate in various international parliamentary platforms such as the inter-parliamentary Assembly of CIS, Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of collective security Treaty and the black sea economic cooperation, and international parliamentary forums. In addition, strengthening the interaction between parliamentarians of the two countries contributes to productive work of the inter-parliamentary Commission on cooperation of the RF Federal Assembly and the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
The program of the visit also envisages a meeting and conversation with Valentina Matvienko Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. It is planned that on the same day, the Federation Council speaker will meet with Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan.
In the framework of the official visit of the delegation of the upper house of the Russian Parliament will participate in the opening of the IV Russian – Armenian interregional forum “Russia. Armenia, Eurasian economic Union. New prospects for interregional cooperation”.
As told on the eve of the visit, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Federative structure, regional policy, local government and Northern Affairs Dmitry Azarov, Armenia is a key partner of Russia in the Caucasus. “Strengthening economic and humanitarian ties between Russia and Armenia, the implementation of investment and infrastructure projects, support of interactions at the level of regions and municipalities – will allow to strengthen stability in the region, to strengthen ties of friendship between peoples”, – concluded the MP, also a member of the delegation of the upper house of the Russian Parliament.