Volodin: Russia does not stop the dialogue with PACE, but the fee will not pay


MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS./ Russia does not stop the dialogue with the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), but the contribution of the Council of Europe will not pay because they do not have to participate in the decision-making process in PACE. It was declared to journalists on Wednesday, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

On Tuesday, the Duma Council did not approve the contributions for the financing of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for 2018.

“We never stopped the dialogue, taking him through different formats, and the Presidential Committee (PACE) is one of them. Of course, we engage the entire spectrum of such communications,” – said Volodin. “But since we do not participate in decision-making, we have no such opportunity, we believe that the fee is not to pay,” – he explained.

“We can talk, we can discuss it, but the national delegation should participate in decision-making. This is not possible”, – said the head of the lower house of the Russian Parliament.

 

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