Attempts to limit contact between Russian and European people's representatives in conflict not only common sense, but the very nature of the parliamentary system, said state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
"You will agree that Trying to limit the dialogue to limit the contacts between parliamentarians in conflict not only common sense but also the very nature of the parliamentary system. The term "Parliament" has French roots and obliges us to engage in a continuous and open dialogue ", - Naryshkin said, quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
on the last working day of the week in the state Duma held a meeting Naryshkin with the parliamentary delegation of the French Republic headed by a member of the Commission of the National Assembly on international Affairs Thierry Mariani. Naryshkin also said that "the deterioration of the reputation of France in connection with the story of the "Mistral" is hardly included in the plans of Paris. Remember, 28 January the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted an amendment to the decision on the credentials of the Russian delegation, depriving the Russian Federation the right to vote until April. February 2, Pushkov said that the Russian Federation is interrupted by a year in all official contacts with the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the cooperation will continue only with the people's elected representatives at the level of national parliaments. For his part, the head of the state Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin said that the January session of PACE will go down in history as a disgrace to European democracy. Remember also, last year Paris at the time stopped the supply of " Mistral ", for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.