Deputies of the state Duma met again in Syria with European colleagues

The state Duma has planned another trip to Syria together with MEPs. Such statement in a course a press-conferences was made by the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky, reports TASS on Monday, July 24.

“We plan [to visit Syria] together with foreign colleagues. Europe needs to know the truth of what is happening in Syria and who is it really confronts the terrorists,” — said Slutsky.

However, he declined to specify the exact timing of the visit, citing security measures, said RIA Novosti. We only know that it will take place before the end of the year.

Slutsky stressed that such visits would be carried out on a regular basis. In addition, according to him, the deputies will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Parliament. “It is important to consolidate at all levels and in all planes of efforts to combat terrorism,” — said the head of the Committee.

The delegation of deputies of the state Duma and members of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) visited Syria in March. The Russian side included representatives of all four Duma factions, a group of PACE parliamentarians from Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Serbia and Belgium, including the President of the Assembly, Pedro Agramunt.

At the end of December 2016 in Syria on a working visit visited a group of Russian senators.