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The legislators Forum in Moscow came 800 deputies out of 132 countries. Participants stressed the importance and timeliness of the meeting, reports channel “MIR 24”.
“We always say that we are open to dialogue. But now it’s time to show it, to show our hospitality and to show our willingness to work together. The MPs 100 countries will discuss today in Moscow the General approaches to legislative initiatives that will determine the future of mankind,” – said the Deputy of the State Duma, the head of the Russian delegation to PACE, Peter Tolstoy.
Topics of the international forum have become global issues: cyber security, international security, the fight against poverty, the environment and sanctions against parliamentarians of all countries.
Joined the deputies and the head vesnebolotskaya Department of Russia Sergey Lavrov, he returned to Moscow after the summit of G 20 in Japan. The foreign Minister is sure that it is the MPs as the people’s elected representatives can solve issues of any complexity.
“The peoples of the world are tired of confrontation and does not want to be pawns in dubious geopolitical games with a zero amount. They are interested in an agenda that would ensure their peaceful secure future, improve their quality of life and well-being. Therefore it is important that policies are not sacrificed to collective interests of its citizens for short-term doubtful geopolitical dividends,” – said Lavrov.
The forum will run several sections. In addition, the majority of deputies is scheduled to meet with their colleagues from eye to eye. The organizers are confident that such open dialogue will help to achieve mutual understanding and to raise the level of political trust.