The Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast) met with the President of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez Gómez. The speakers discussed issues of development of interparliamentary relations between Russia and Venezuela.
The meeting was held as part of the events of the First International Parliamentary Conference “Russia – Latin America”.
The Chairman of the State Duma noted the contribution to the development of relations between Russia and Venezuela made by the Presidents Vladimir Putin and Nicolás Maduro. The task of the parliaments is to reach an absolutely new level of dialogue, to provide legislative support for the implementation of the agreements reached by the heads of states, according to Vyacheslav Volodin.
“We have great opportunities to make our own contribution to the development of relations between our states, our nations. Venezuela and Russia are connected not only by ties of friendship and long-standing relations. We are counterparts and like-minded people, we stand for a multipolar world, building a just world order,” emphasized the Chairman of the State Duma.
“The world is not unipolar anymore. There is no more global policeman who told us what we should do and with whom we should cooperate. Just like you, we stand for a multipolar world — a world based on the principles of cooperation, respect, respect for the right to independence and sovereignty,” said Jorge Rodríguez Gómez.
The President of the Venezuelan Parliament thanked for the invitation to take part in the Parliamentary Conference “Russia – Latin America”. According to Jorge Rodríguez Gómez, the participation of his country’s delegation will be “another evidence of strengthening of ties between nations.”
Over the five months of 2023, trade turnover between Russia and Venezuela has increased by more than 47%, as noted Vyacheslav Volodin. “This is a very good result of mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries,” he said.
“All our cooperation, both in the field of trade and in the military-technical field, agro-industrial complex, technology, healthcare, has always been built on the basis of fraternal relations, without any forcing or domination,” emphasized Jorge Rodríguez Gómez.
Following the meeting, Vyacheslav Volodin and Jorge Rodríguez Gómez signed an agreement on cooperation between the State Duma and the National Assembly of Venezuela. This step will give new impetus to the development of interparliamentary dialogue and the enhancement of bilateral cooperation, according to the Chairman of the State Duma.
Vyacheslav Volodin invited Jorge Rodríguez Gómez to pay another visit to Russia.
On September 29 — October 2, the First International Parliamentary Conference
“Russia – Latin America” is being held in Moscow at the initiative of the State
Duma. More than 200 participants, including parliamentarians from different
countries of Latin America and the Caribbean Region, representatives of the expert community, public figures and diplomats are expected to take part in the Conference. They plan to discuss with their Russian colleagues relevant issues
of the international parliamentary agenda.
On Friday, September 29, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin addressed the Conference participants.
The following round tables will be held as part of the events of the Conference:
- Equal and mutually beneficial economic cooperation: role of the parliaments
- Development of humanitarian ties between Russia and Latin America: contribution of the parliaments
- Just multipolar world: role of the parliamentary diplomacy
- Security for all: position of the parliaments
On October 2, the plenary session of the International Parliamentary Conference “Russia – Latin America” will be held at the State Duma (the Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions) on the topic “Cooperation for a just world for all”.