Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin will take part in the 4th Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments

On September 23-24, a working visit of Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin to the city of Nur-Sultan of the Republic of Kazakhstan, where he will participate in the 4th Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments, will take place. The topic of the meeting is “Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership"
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin

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This format of the parliamentary dialogue was proposed by the speakers of the parliaments of Russia and the Republic of Korea. The number of participants in the Meeting is growing every year. Representatives of 18 countries participated in the first meeting in 2016, and at the meeting that will be held on September 24 the heads of the parliaments of about 60 countries, including 41 speakers and 11 vice speakers, are going to participate. 

The event will bring together representatives of 13 international parliamentary organizations.
By tradition, the speakers of three countries, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the host country, this year it is Kazakhstan, will lead the Meeting. 

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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”
will meet with speakers of several parliaments participating in the Meeting, including Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Moon Hee-sang, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary László Kövér, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the Lower House of the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Larijani, Chairman of the Great State Khural of Mongolia Gombozhavyn Zandanshatar. 

About the Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments 

The First Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments was held on April 19–20, 2016 in Moscow. Speakers of the State Duma and the Parliament of the Republic of Korea proposed such a format. It was attended by leaders of the highest legislative bodies of 18 countries. 

The main topic of discussion was ”Inter-parliamentary Cooperation for the Joint Well-Being of the Eurasian Countries in the 21st Century.“ In the final statement of the Meeting, the leaders of the highest legislative bodies of Eurasian countries emphasized that they share a common vision of the future of Eurasia as a single space of peace, social justice, cooperation, and interaction, shared values and equal opportunities, human rights and freedoms for everyone, as well as other goals and principles proclaimed in the UN Charter. 

On June 27–28, 2017, in Seoul, at the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Chung Sye-Kyun, the Second Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments was held. The main topic of the Meeting was “Development of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation for the Joint Well-Being of the Countries of the Eurasian Region”. Representatives of the parliaments of 28 states took part in it. 

Following the results of the Meeting, the Statement, which enshrines a common commitment to developing dialogue and cooperation in various fields — from energy and communications to the digital economy, was adopted. Besides, the final document touches upon the negative consequences, which barriers between countries lead to, as well as the need to jointly fight terrorism, drug trafficking and other challenges facing the international community. 

The Third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments was held in Antalya (Turkey) on October 8–11. The main topic was “Economic Cooperation, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Eurasia”. The event was attended by parliamentary delegations from 40 countries. 

The final document of this Meeting noted the commitment to strengthening partnerships for the common development of the region, creating an open global economy, resolving conflicts by peaceful means without the use of force, and close cooperation on cybersecurity issues.