NOVOSIBIRSK, July 3. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko considers the interaction of States within the framework of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) a model of interstate relations in the modern world.
“It is reasonable to say that the countries’ cooperation within the SCO and BRICS is a model of interstate relations in the twenty-first century,” she said, speaking on Monday opened in Novosibirsk the first Congress of women of the SCO and BRICS.
According to the speaker of the Federation Council, these relationships are “distinguished by equality, mutual respect and a genuine spirit of partnership” that, for example, confirms the recent SCO summit, which resulted in the admission of new members – India and Pakistan. “This demonstrates that the organization is an attractive international platform”, – considers Matvienko.
In the first Congress of women of the SCO and BRICS attended by more than 300 representatives of women’s organizations, including from India, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and South Africa. Forum on the theme “the Role of women in modern society: cooperation in politics, economy, science, education and culture” held under the auspices of the Federation Council and with the support of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
According to Matvienko, the wide representation at the Congress is a pledge that he “will be able to make a worthy contribution to the development of international women’s cooperation, promoting peace and sustainable development”.
“Association of women, their active participation in international politics is a natural response to the shortage of kindness and mercy in the world” which are designed to compensate women leaders, says the Chairman of the upper house of the Russian Parliament. In particular, in her opinion, women can “try to rid politics from approaches based on military techniques and the use of double standards”.