Russian Federation Council head may visit Baku in 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
A bilateral meeting of Azerbaijan-Russia interparliamentary commission is planned to be held in late November or early December, Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy chairman of Council of Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly, told reporters in Baku Sept. 26.
“We have such a format with Azerbaijan and China when the interparliamentary commission includes not only representatives of the Federation Council but also the State Duma members,” Umakhanov, who is also head of the observer mission of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, added.
“Azerbaijan is becoming a very active international platform,” he said. “An inter-regional forum, initiated by both countries’ presidents, will be soon held between Azerbaijan and Russia.”
He said a very respectable delegation from Russia, including political, science, education, arts and culture figures, will participate in the Fifth Baku International Humanitarian Forum, due on September 29-30.
“This is a completely new dimension that has become a traditional landmark event in the Azerbaijan-Russia relations and draws attention of many other countries,” he said.
Umakhanov said Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Council, speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, may visit Azerbaijan in early 2017.
“We are thoroughly preparing for the visit, taking into account Matvienko’s status as chairperson of the Federation Council and chairperson of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly,” he added.
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