Viacheslav Volodin: the Inter-Parliamentary Conference “Russia-Africa” will be held in 2019

The Chairman of the State Duma informed about this during a meeting with the ambassadors of African countries in Russia which was held in the State Duma for the first time on November 19
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin

“We have great expectations for the inter-parliamentary conference “Russia-Africa”, which we are planning to hold in 2019. In our opinion, it will serve as a stimulus and initiate some processes aimed at the development of relations between our parliaments,” said the Chairman of the State Duma, opening the meeting.

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Vyacheslav Victorovich
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast)
conveyed an invitation to this conference to the chairmen of African parliaments, leading experts and representatives of business circles.

“We believe that such a format will allow us to productively discuss the agenda on intensifying our relations, bring together approaches on a number of issues and contribute to the preparation of the summit in the framework of agreements reached at the level of heads of state,” he added.

The Chairman of the State Duma expressed the hope that this dialogue would be open.

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Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva
Member of the Committee on Defence Vladimir Bogodukhov and member of the Committee on International Affairs Sergei Shargunov
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Evgeniy Primakov (on the right)
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Sergei Shargunov and member of the Committee on International Affairs Artur Chilingarov
Ambassador of Algeria to the Russian Federation Smail Allaoua
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Russian Federation Mike Sango
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Evgenii Primakov
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and member of the Committee on International Affairs Artur Chilingarov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva
Member of the Committee on Defence Vladimir Bogodukhov and member of the Committee on International Affairs Sergei Shargunov
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Evgeniy Primakov (on the right)
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Sergei Shargunov and member of the Committee on International Affairs Artur Chilingarov
Ambassador of Algeria to the Russian Federation Smail Allaoua
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Russian Federation Mike Sango
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Member of the Committee on International Affairs Evgenii Primakov
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and member of the Committee on International Affairs Artur Chilingarov
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Meeting of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin with the ambassadors of African countries to the Russian Federation
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya

“We hope that our dialogue will be open, cooperation will be based on the principles of mutual benefit and the absence of double standards. We believe that interference in the affairs of sovereign states is unacceptable. I hope you will support our approaches to the development of bilateral relations, because, like no one else, you are well aware of the pernicious outside influence on internal politics. We do not accept such approaches, and once again I consider it necessary to confirm this, only relations based on the principles of friendship, mutual support, and benefit, built on dialogue can have a future,” he said.

Viacheslav Volodin stressed that the business component of Russia's relations with African countries is growing: in particular, the trade turnover increased by more than a quarter compared to 2016 and amounted to about 26.1% or $ 17.4 billion dollars. “This is mainly Russian exports,” added the Chairman of the State Duma.