Chairman of the State Duma 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” was elected Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the next three years.
He thanked the participants of the meeting for their support and suggested thinking about further development and improvement of the work of the CSTO PA and the Secretariat of the Assembly.
“It will be right to think before the next meeting of the Council will be held about how we should organize our work, taking into account the challenges of our time,” he emphasized.
Viacheslav Volodin stressed that since its inception, the structure of the organization has not been changed. “It is extremely important for us that every country participating in the CSTO can make its contribution within the framework of the parliamentary dimension,” he said.
Earlier, during a meeting of the CSTO PA Council, Dastan Jumabekov, Speaker of the Joǵorku Keńesh of Kyrgyzstan, who chairs the Collective Security Treaty Organization, proposed to nominate Viacheslav Volodin. Council members unanimously supported the candidacy.
Viacheslav V. Volodin, 55 y.o., since 2016 has served as Chairman of the State Duma. Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Russia. From December 2011 to October 2016 held the position of First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office. From 2010 to 2011 served as Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Government Executive Office of the Russian Federation.
Also earlier, on the sidelines of the CSTO PA in Yerevan, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met with the Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin and the heads of other parliamentary delegations. The parties discussed issues of convergence of the legislation of the CSTO member states and the development of the Organization.