MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev considers that the Russian-American inter-parliamentary dialogue thawed. This opinion was expressed by the MP, the newspaper “Izvestia”, commenting on the recent visit of representatives of the Congress of the USA to Russia.
“The meaning of the visit and its consequences that now, perhaps, inter-parliamentary dialogue will gain structured in the future. We were in a situation where contact was not in principle. Now de facto, they thawed this visit,” – said Kosachev.
However, he noted that we should not expect any changes before November, when it will be re-elected the house of representatives and one-third will update the Senate.
“However, we are using American senators gave the future composition of the Senate Committee on foreign Affairs a message about our readiness to resume the practice of joint meetings. We sent these signals and after the elections, we expect some kind of reaction”, – quotes the edition of words Kosachev.
The U.S. Congress delegation arrived in Russia in late June. During the visit, the us parliamentarians held talks with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and meetings in the state Duma and the Federation Council.
Midterm elections in the U.S. Congress due to be held on 6 November, they will be re-elected all 435 members of the house of representatives and 34 senators.