Viacheslav Volodin: PACE should be based on the principles of parliamentarism

At a meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Chairman of the State Duma noted that dialogue is the basis of trust, and parties need to talk about any problems that concern the countries
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić

“We are pleased to welcome you to the Council of Europe. I am glad that we have the opportunity to speak at the conference of speakers and presidents of national parliaments. I am also very glad that we have the opportunity to fully communicate with the Russian delegation after returning to the Parliamentary Assembly,” said Marija Pejčinović Burić. She also noted that she was glad to meet with the head of the Russian delegation to PACE, Petr Tolstoy Tolstoy Petr Olegoviсh Tolstoy
Petr Olegoviсh
.

The Chairman of the State Duma thanked her for the opportunity to meet; this is the first meeting within the framework of his visit to Strasbourg.

“It is extremely important for us to have a dialogue. Trust is born only on the basis of dialogue,” emphasized 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”
. “When we talk about the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, it is important for us that the Assembly is based on the fundamental principles of parliamentarism, which means discussing any problems,” he said.

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Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić

Viacheslav Volodin emphasized the need for dialogue between European countries. “It is important that you support such a dialogue,” he addressed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

“Each period of history has its own challenges. And we need to unite our efforts to face new challenges: drug trafficking, illegal migration, terrorism,” said the Chairman of the State Duma.

Viacheslav Volodin also invited Marija Pejčinović Burić to Moscow to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory.

“We must preserve the historical memory of those who gave their lives, liberating Europe from fascism,” he said.

Speaking about the need to preserve historical memory, Viacheslav Volodin told Marija Pejčinović Burić about the members of his family who died during the Second World War. She said that she was touched by his personal story and shared his position on the need to honor the memory of the war and the deceased.

This is the first visit of the Chairman of the State Duma to Strasbourg since 2013. Viacheslav Volodin came to France to attend the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament. Within the framework of the visit, Viacheslav Volodin will also hold bilateral meetings with PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier and speakers of national parliaments.