The first session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran is being held in Volgograd

It is being conducted by Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Majlis) Ali Larijani
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran

The following issues will be discussed by the parties: promotion of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Iran, and interaction of the regions of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran in this area. The role of parliaments in the establishment of sustainable peace and security, and the fight against terrorism is planned to be discussed.

The preparation for the conference of parliament speakers on terrorism and interregional cooperation that will be held in Tehran in late November this year will be also discussed. In addition, the prospects for changing of the situation in the Persian Gulf region, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East, as well as the creation of a cybersecretary on the digital economy will be considered by the participants.

Opening the session, Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia”
stressed that the relations “between our parliaments are developing quite dynamically, we are doing everything to ensure the realization of the decisions taken at the highest level by our Presidents”.

He noted that the session of the Commission is held on the eve of the meetings of the heads of the Russian Federation and Iran. ”Therefore, it is important for us to do everything to legislatively support the decisions that were made earlier and in the future to continue this work, taken into account that the dynamics of relations are set by the leaders of our countries,“ said Viacheslav Volodin. ”In this regard, the parliamentary dimension should develop the forms of interaction that would be most effective“.

The Chairman of the State Duma stated that the Commission on Cooperation and joint effective work of the relevant committees of the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran can be such forms.

”In this case, we will follow the agenda, which reflects real problems and tasks today,“ believes Viacheslav Volodin.

The Chairman of the State Duma noted that the relations between Russia and Iran are developing dynamically. ”I would like to emphasize that our relations have concrete changes: the trade turnover between our countries has grown by almost 30% compared to last year, the process of mutual settlement in national currency funds is growing, and, of course, the implementation of projects in the sphere of transport and energy deserves support and monitoring within the framework of our Commission,“ he said.

Chairman of the Iranian Majlis Ali Larijani agreed with the high assessment of Russian-Iranian cooperation.

”I have an impression that we have similar views on the development of our relations. The level of our discussions has grown significantly, and we have come to the point where it is time to make concrete decisions, for example, in the trade, agricultural and transport spheres. This interaction is of great value for all of us,“ the head of the Iranian Majlis said.

The commission consists of, among others, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov Neverov Sergei Ivanoviсh Neverov
Sergei Ivanoviсh
, chairmen of profile committees, Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy Slutskiy Leonid Eduardoviсh Slutskiy
Leonid Eduardoviсh
, Committee on Financial Market Anatolii Aksakov Aksakov Anatolii Gennadieviсh Aksakov
Anatolii Gennadieviсh
, Committee on Energy Pavel Zavalnyi Zavalnyi Pavel Nikolaeviсh Zavalnyi
Pavel Nikolaeviсh
, Committee on Transport and Construction Evgenii Moskvichev, Committee on Agrarian Issues Vladimir Kashin Kashin Vladimir Ivanoviсh Kashin
Vladimir Ivanoviсh
, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship Sergei Zhigarev Zhigarev Sergei Aleksandroviсh Zhigarev
Sergei Aleksandroviсh
, as well as coordinator of the deputy group on relations with the Iranian parliament Gennadii Skliar Skliar Gennadii Ivanoviсh Skliar
Gennadii Ivanoviсh

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First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Majlis) Ali Larijani
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Majlis) Ali Larijani
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Issues Vladimir Kashin
Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Construction Evgenii Moskvichev
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Majlis) Ali Larijani
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Neverov
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Majlis) Ali Larijani
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran
Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Issues Vladimir Kashin
Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Construction Evgenii Moskvichev
First session of the Commission on Cooperation between the State Duma and the Majlis of Iran

 The decision to create such commission was made during the official visit of the delegation of the State Duma led by Viacheslav Volodin to Iran on 9 April 2018. The commission is designed to promote the expansion and deepening of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Iran. The Commission's regulation provides for regular parliamentary consultations on issues of mutual interest, including in such areas as energy, transport, industry, science, education, technology exchange, tourism, and security issues.