Matvienko said that Russia will return to PACE


MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russia will return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), she needs it, the Council of Europe (COE) this is needed not less, told journalists on Monday the speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko.

“We will come back [to the PACE], we need it. Someone more difficult question. BEHOLD [the return of Russia in PACE] needs no less than Russia, there is a dialogue, a discussion. The CE clearly understands that we will not deviate from its position,” – said Matvienko.

She stressed that it is not that Russia is fighting for their rights in PACE. “We have a conceptual approach – no, especially parliamentary structure, may not discriminate against national delegation or a Deputy delegated to there country. This is the law of the country is the right of voters who sent them there… when this conceptual thing is going to be changed, then we, and others, which are now unhappy with what is happening in PACE, will be to fully work there”, – said the speaker of the Federation Council.

Matvienko recalled that Turkey also refused the status of the payer in the Council of Europe. “PACE in a deep crisis, instead of constructive work for the benefit of all countries Russophobic, a vociferous minority is engaged in political posturing. Even interest to participate in the PACE special, but we have the largest state for over 20 years are members of COE, made an enormous contribution to the development of this structure, there are no reasons and grounds to ensure that Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe. I do not advocate such actions,” – said the Chairman of the upper house of Parliament.

She also noted that the leadership of the Council of Europe declares its interest in the conservation of all 47 countries in its composition. “We have patience enough, wait until you put in place these hysterical woman that sitting there will be adopted to change the rules and secured normal operation of the parliamentary structures” – has concluded Matvienko.

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