Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 26
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Russian-Turkmen relations are of a strategic nature, Chairperson of the Federation Council (upper house) of Russia’s Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with Chairman of the Turkmen Parliamentary Committee on Legislation and its Norms Serdar Berdimuhamedov, said the press release of the Russian Federation Council.
The meeting was held within the framework of the 8th Nevsky International Ecological Congress, which took place in St. Petersburg May 25-26.
“We are interested in building up regional cooperation with Turkmenistan,” said Matviyenko, who is also Chairperson of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS).
The Turkmen side was invited to think about the country’s membership in the IPA CIS.
Particular attention within the assembly was paid to the positive experience of drafting model laws, the majority of which are actively used in national legislation of different countries.
Matviyenko invited the delegation of Turkmenistan to participate in the activities of the 137th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held October 14-18 in Russia’s St. Petersburg, and consider the possibility of joining this organization.