The speaker of the state Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin in the response letter to the head of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt said about the importance of the resumption of full inter-parliamentary relations.
"Responding to the wishes of the head of the PACE on a personal meeting, V. Volodin confirmed the readiness to hold it and continue the discussion concerning the development of inter-parliamentary relations ", - reported in a press release of the Russian state Duma." the head of the state Duma likewise the letter said that the approaches P. Agramunt to PACE As a platform for the exchange of political opinions and mutual communication between the parliamentary delegations of all the 47 member countries can only be welcomed ", - said in the message.
Volodin also expressed hope for the restoration of inter-parliamentary relations on the basis of a unified position on parliamentarism." I hope the coincidence of our views on the basic principles of democracy and parliamentarism, which is contrary to deprivation voting rights and powers of delegation the country will provide an opportunity to begin meaningful dialogue during the PACE, " – reported in a letter to Vyacheslav Volodin. As reported by the print edition OPINION, on the first day of the week, Pedro Agramunt, opening the autumn session of PACE, said that the Assembly must do whatever is necessary to return to the plenary hall of the commissioners of Russia, who left PACE for punishment. In September, the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the Federation Council on constitutional legislation Alexei Alexandrov said that the meeting of commissioners of the presidential Department of the PACE with the leadership of the state Duma have agreed convergence to develop ways to return to the capital of Russia in the Parliamentary Assembly. In the same month, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said about the possible suspension of operation of Kiev in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), if they reinstate the rights of the Russian delegation. In 2014 and 2015, PACE adopted a resolution which deprived the Russian Federation the right to vote at the session of the right of participation in the work of the statutory bodies and in monitoring the elections. Then on 18 January, the Russian delegation decided not to take part in the winter session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The probability of returning of the Russian delegation to participate in PACE sessions In the current year substantial, despite the fact that the situation continues to be difficult.