The delegation of the state Duma led by Chairman Sergey Naryshkin will visit on October 19-20 Geneva to participate in the 133rd Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), where people's deputies suggest to raise questions about the lifting of sanctions against parliamentarians, the operations in the Syrian Arab Republic, international law and the problem of immigrants.
in the course of its stay by the head of the state Duma will speak at the session of the Assembly devoted to the theme " Moral and economic imperative for a more equitable, reasonable and humane conditions of migration ". First of Naryshkin noted that the deputies intend to discuss questions of migration fall, the situation in the middle East and the preservation of international law.
before Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union visited by a Delegation of the Federation Council headed by the Chairman Valentina Matvienko.
The head of the Duma of the Department on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that the Delegation of the state Duma wants to raise at the forthcoming October session of the inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva on questions about lifting the sanctions against parliamentarians about the issues of Syria and cooperation on the settlement of the Ukrainian fall.
first session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, which took place from 31 August to 2 September in new York, was held without the participation of the speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and other members of the Russian delegation, which decided not to participate because the USA gave Matvienko truncated visa.
Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) is the oldest International parliamentary organization founded in 1889. Currently has 166 member countries, 10 international parliamentary organisations which are associate members. The headquarters is located in Geneva. The highest body is the IPU Assembly, which traditionally meets twice a year (spring and autumn). One of them is held in Geneva, the second in one of the countries-participants of the Union.