The State Duma Commission to discuss experience in countering foreign interference with the CSTO parliamentarians

According to the Chairman of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia’s Internal Affairs Vasilii Piskarev, it is planned to discuss "attempts to change the drug policy of our countries, to promote drug use and legalization of drugs, as well as to introduce substitution therapy"
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev

The Commission will discuss the current experience in countering foreign interference with parliamentarians-representatives of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization at the meeting of the CSTO PA Standing Commission on Political Issues and International Cooperation on October 16 in Saint Petersburg.

That was announced by the Chairman of the Commission Vasilii Piskarev Piskarev Vasilii Ivanoviсh Piskarev
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“We plan to share our experiences in countering foreign interference with our colleagues. The monitoring data containing the facts of destructive external interference show that the same countries and the NGOs, that are funded by them, are actively interfering in the internal affairs of the states and trying to destabilize the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility,” the Chairman of the Commission stressed.

He added that “it was proposed to discuss also other common for the CSTO member states issues related to the foreign interference, including attempts to change the drug policy of the countries, to promote drug use and legalization of drugs, as well as to introduce substitution therapy, and that means, some drugs are replaced by others, that are legal, under the patronage of the state. ”

“Such actions can be effectively addressed only by joint efforts. Therefore, it is important for us to exchange legislative experience and best practices in countering foreign interference and identify possible joint actions to prevent activities of undesirable foreign organizations and foundations on the territories of our states,” emphasized Vasilii Piskarev.

The CSTO PA member states are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Tajikistan. Parliamentarians of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the People's Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia are observers in the CSTO PA.