Russian parliamentarians during his visit to Syria to meet with President of the Republic Bashar al-Assad. This was announced by the Deputy of the state Duma from the CPRF Sergey Gavrilov, reports TASS on Friday, January 13.
“I do not exclude that such a meeting could take place”, — said Gavrilov, who is part of the parliamentary group for relations with the Syrian Parliament.
At the first meeting of the group held on Friday, the MPs discussed the issues of humanitarian assistance and the development of the political system of Syria. In addition, members noted the importance of strengthening contacts with the Antiochian Orthodox Church (the throne of the Patriarch of Antioch is in Damascus — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, in his turn, said that in the spring to visit the speaker of the Syrian Parliament hadia Abbas. “The terms agreed upon, an agreement in principle was reached during my trip to Syria, 29-30 December,” said Senator RIA Novosti.
Earlier Friday, a member of the Duma defense Committee Dmitry Sablin told about the schedule of meetings of deputies with representatives of Syria. “We’ll try two times a year to fly on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, twice a year we make the Syrian delegation here,” he explained.
29 December it was reported that a group of Federation Council members together with three members of the European Parliament in the framework of his visit to Syria met with Assad. Kosachev noted that parliamentarians discussed the ceasefire regime in the Republic, which the same day announced by the President Vladimir Putin.