Thursday 11 July 2024 - 09:17

Putin to Attend 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum

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Putin to Attend 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum
Putin’s participation in the forum was announced by the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, or upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko on Wednesday. This information was confirmed by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, who told TASS that Putin will hold a number of separate meetings with participants in the forum on its margins.

According to the Federation Council’s press service, around 400 delegates from 16 countries are expected to take part in the forum that will be held on July 11 and 12.

The central topic of the forum will be "The Role of Parliaments in the Strengthening of Multipolarity for Fair Global Development and Security." According to the Federation Council speaker, this topic reflects the key present-day challenges. "It meets is among the top priorities of Russia’s presidency. We stand for fair and safe development. All the forum’s event center round this," she stressed.

The forum will be attended by a delegation of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) led by its speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, St. Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov, as well as lawmakers from Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, China, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, South Africa, representatives from the Interparliamentary Union, CIS Interparliamentary Assembly member states - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
During the Parliamentary Forum, it is planned to sign a protocol to the memorandum of understanding and pass a joint declaration. A number of meetings between the speakers of both houses of the Russian parliament with their foreign colleagues are expected to be held on the sidelines of the forum.

Apart from that, a session of the Council of the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly will be held on July 12.