“When it comes to the parliamentary dimension, primarily we need to think about model laws and harmonization of legislation. There are common challenges that we can only overcome together. And this means that it is necessary to develop legislative solutions to these issues,” said Viacheslav 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” . He named drug trafficking, terrorism, and migration problems among the common challenges uniting the countries.
“Today we proceed from the fact that relations between our countries began to develop dynamically, in just two or three years 11 inter-parliamentary meetings took place, in 2018 trade turnover grew by 21.2% and reached $4.4 billion, and at the same time the goal is to achieve $10 billion,” the Chairman of the State Duma reminded. “Russia is the country with the biggest investments in Uzbekistan, and we are in second place after China in terms of turnover, the difference between the first and second place is only 2%.”
The Chairman of the State Duma emphasized that it is extremely important to legislatively ensure the development of relations. In this regard, parliamentarians assume a task of intensifying inter-parliamentary cooperation. On Monday, the State Duma and the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan signed a Cooperation Agreement.
“This is necessary to move to specific formats of work. Under the Agreement, our specialized committees will build their work more closely, we will be able to create structures aimed at solving specific problems,” said Viacheslav Volodin.
The Chairman of the State Duma talked about creating a high-level Commission. Similar formats already exist between the State Duma and the parliaments of China, Iran, Kazakhstan, and France. There are more than a dozen such commissions.