On 28 September 2018, on the initiative of Othmar Karas, MEP, Co-Chair of the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, a meeting took place in Brussels between the delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation led by Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council, Deputy Co-chair of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee on the Russian side, and members of the European Parliament Delegation to the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
The parties considered in detail the state and prospects of Russia-EU interparliamentary dialogue and shared their views on topical issues of the international agenda. While discussing the issues of the internal Ukrainian crisis participants stressed the need for a full and stage-by-stage implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The Russian parliamentarians invited MEPs for a familiarisation visit to Crimea.
The participants expressed their mutual interest in further contacts and promoting the reestablishment of a full-fledged interparliamentary dialogue.