A breakthrough in inter-parliamentary cooperation can occur in the autumn session of the state Duma, foreign partners are beginning to understand that dialogue is more important than the lack of it, says the Deputy head of the Duma's apparatus, the head of Department on public relations and interaction with mass media Yury Shuvalov.
"My personal personal position that a breakthrough in the autumn session can occur in inter-parliamentary cooperation ", - said Shuvalov correspondents.
according to him the recent visits of foreign politicians and delegations to the state Duma demonstrate that " there are growing positive trends aimed at restoring the full-fledged dialogue ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment.
"The consistent position in the mainstream of the foreign policy pursued our Parliament headed by the speaker, in many respects provided partners that dialogue is more important than the lack of it ", - added the Deputy chief of staff of the state Duma.
Shuvalov said that along with the traditional contacts in the Parliament, the State Duma will be given priority, as well as among them, and the format of inter-parliamentary cooperation of the BRICS group.
before the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin has informed that the first meeting of the working group of commissioners of the parliaments of the BRICS to develop specific formats for further cooperation will be held in October on the sidelines of the IV international parliamentary forum in the Russian capital. Forum is bringing together more than 100 foreign delegates, as well as among them from States that have joined anti-Russian sanctions.
review Shuvalov, the recent visit of French parliamentarians in Crimea speaks about the fact that " there is progress in changing attitudes towards Russia and the understanding of the objectivity of the processes that occur and have occurred ".
The delegation of ten French people's deputies this week called for a Crimea - Yalta, Simferopol and Sevastopol, where he held a number of meetings with the local leadership. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine called it " an act of disrespect to national sovereignty of Ukraine and conscious violation of the law of Ukraine ". The French foreign Ministry called the visit by the failures of international law.
first head of the state Duma on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky said that After the French Parliament of the Crimea have the opportunity to visit other Western European elected representatives.
"Crimea is open to invitations for visits of commissioners of different countries ", - said Shuvalov.