The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and the head of the French Senate Gerard Larcher agreed to intensify common efforts for the development of traditionally friendly Russian-French relations.
in a telephone conversation held yesterday at the initiative of the French side, was marked by the need to restore the volume of trade and economic relations between Russia and France, informs on the last working day of the week SF.
during the conversation they also discussed the prospects of expansion of cooperation of the parliaments of several countries.
Matvienko and Larcher also discussed the issue of parliamentary involvement in resolving the situation in Ukraine, " noting that Minsk consensus are the only basis for resolving the fall in this region."
The head of the Federation Council and leader of the French Senate agreed to continue contacts in order to deepen parliamentary cooperation.