Meeting of the Working Group of Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in Brussels

Submitted on Mon, 10/04/2010 - 22:00

The Working Group of the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) devoted to security issues met in Brussels on September 29 and 30, 2010. Members of the State Duma and of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU, and Ambassador Dmitry Rogozin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO took part in the meeting, as well as representative of the EU executive bodies and the NATO international secretariat.

The discussion focused on the role of NATO, EU and Russian in maintaining security, on the initiative of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on a European Security Treaty and on reform of the OSCE.

In his presentation Ambassador Chizhov emphasized the vitality of the Russian initiative to develop a European Security Treaty aimed at turning an equal indivisible and assured security for all states from a slogan into reality. He stressed the important role of parliamentary diplomacy in building an efficient and reliable security system in the Euro-Atlantic region and the whole world.

Preparations for PCC meeting in Strasbourg on 14-15 December 2010 were also discusses, the plan of PCC activities in 2011 was outlined.