Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin gave the leader of the French party “national front” marine Le Pen’s political biography – “the Return of Joan of Arc”. This was at the end of the meeting the politicians told TASS in the office of the lower house of Parliament.
“After the meeting, Vyacheslav Volodin gave marine Le Pen a book – “the Return of Joan of Arc”, they said, adding that this is a political biography of marine Le Pen, written by Russian authors.
“As you know, our Russian writers have compared with Joan of Arc. And I would like to give a book that recently came out,” – quoted the Agency’s interlocutor words of the speaker of the state Duma.
During the meeting, the Chairman of the state Duma and the leader of the French party stressed the necessity of improving Russian-French relations in political, humanitarian and economic spheres. Volodin highly appreciated the position of Le Pen on the development of bilateral relations and invited her as an MEP to take part in the work of the CSTO parliamentary Assembly.
Candidate for the French presidency, for its part, confirmed the negative attitude to the EU sanctions against Russia, calling them a diplomacy of threats and blackmail, and talked about his vision of the main foreign policy problems, including the fight against terrorists in Syria and the situation in Ukraine.
Le Pen has arrived in Moscow at the invitation of the Committee of the lower house of the Russian Parliament’s international Affairs in a meeting in which she participated. This is not the first visit of the leader of “National front” in Russia in the context of the traditional inter-parliamentary cooperation.