MOSCOW, November 4. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin at the head of the delegation of the lower house of Parliament on November 4-5 will visit with official visits to the people’s Democratic Republic and the Tunisian Republic – during the meetings with the leadership of the two countries will be discussed including the issues of combating international terrorism and extremism.
As previously reported in the state Duma, “the planned meeting with the leadership of the republics, which is expected to discuss the state and prospects of cooperation in various fields, as well as topical issues of regional security with an emphasis on cooperation in combating international terrorism and extremism”.
Special attention will be paid to ways of developing inter-parliamentary dialogue, the effective use of the potential of parliamentary Affairs to move the whole complex of relations of Russia with Algeria and Tunisia.
According to a source in the state Duma, among others is expected to meet with Naryshkin the Chairman of the National people’s Assembly, and head of government of Algeria. In the capital of Algeria Naryshkin will hold a round table on cultural and historical aspects of bilateral relations.
In Tunisia, the state Duma delegation will visit the Russian center of science and culture and pass-books of domestic and foreign authors in Russian.
The Chairman of the state Duma will be accompanied by representatives of the parliamentary opposition, including the Vice-the speaker from “Fair Russia”, member of the Committee on international Affairs Nikolai Levichev, first Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov, member of the Committee on CIS Affairs Vasily Likhachev (Communist party), first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov (Communist party), first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Vadim Dengin (LDPR).
“The trip, given the current political agenda, that acuteness which we have seen in the area near and Middle East, we have to be,” said Likhachev.
According to him, the parties will discuss “questions of regional security, the creation of the anti – terrorist coalition in the development of the idea, which was proposed by President Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly”. “Of course, there will be discussed issues related to strengthening and development of contemporary international law. Can’t help but raise issues related to the intensification of trade and economic relations between Russia and Tunisia and Russia and Algeria”, he added.
In turn Yemelyanov did not rule out that it will also focus on the prospects of tourism development in Tunisia, which is popular with Russian citizens.