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Speaker of the upper house seeks to promote Russia’s positions at PACE, European conference – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 22. / TASS /. Senators hope to advance Russian positions on the world stage after the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Conference of Speakers of Parliament, Federation Council President Valentina said on Wednesday Matviyenko.

“We will continue our work in the area of ​​parliamentary diplomacy in the fall session. The ultimate goal remains unchanged, to promote and defend our national interests, the rule of international law, fairness and mutual respect in international affairs. The last part of the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe awaits us, as well as the European Conference of Speakers of Parliament. We hope that their results will contribute to the advancement of our positions, ”said the President of the Federation Council, opening the upper house of Parliament autumn session.

She also informed about the main upcoming forums organized by the Federation Council. “Our country and other nations are eagerly awaiting the start of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum scheduled for mid-October in St. Petersburg. This is without any exaggeration a global event, given the coverage of the participants and the scale of the The main topic of the forum, namely the mission of women in the new reality, is more relevant than ever, ”said Matviyenko.

She pointed out that the organizing committee continues to receive applications from participants from all over the world. “The interest in the event is huge. I am sure that we will not only repeat the success of previous forums, but also ensure greater quality in organization and content,” added the speaker from the chamber. high.

Matviyenko stressed that the experience of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum and other Federation Council events would be taken into account during the preparation of the World Conference on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue to be held in St. Petersburg in May. next year.

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