Deputies of the state Duma together with the MEPs plan to visit Syria


MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. State Duma deputies intend to visit Syria together with the European Parliament in the near future, possibly before the end of the year. On Monday at a press conference in TASS said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

“Of course, we are planning (to visit Syria – approx. TASS) with foreign counterparts. Europe needs to know the truth of what is happening in Syria, and who is it really confronts the terrorists,” – said Slutsky. However, he did not tell the details of the preparation of this trip. “When, do not say, but you know it and all the details. Perhaps in the near future” – with a smile said the head of the Committee.

Slutsky added that Russia is fighting in Syria against international terrorism, “and not with someone else”. “Our colleagues, back in Europe after our trip, and I think this trip may not be one that will speak truth to their constituents, to the European informational and political community”, said the Deputy.

Slutsky assured that such visits will continue on a regular basis, and the cooperation of the state Duma of the Parliament of Syria will continue. “It is important to consolidate at all levels and in all planes of efforts to combat terrorism. More Holy task does not exist”, – concluded the head of the Committee.

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