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The President of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt said that the fundamental disagreement between Russia and the PACE are still related to Ukraine. He reported about it to journalists in St. Petersburg, reports RBC.
“The most difficult issue relates to the conflict in Ukraine, and [he] continues to remain a bone of contention between the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Russian State Duma”, — he said.
PACE and the state Duma should “continue our dialogue,” focusing on uniting issues. It is a fight against terrorism, migration issues and combating drug trafficking, listed Agramunt. The PACE should work for all 47 members of the Assembly of States parties, he said.
Reporters asked, did he ever discuss during the meeting with Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin amendments to the rules of the PACE in which the Russian side insists on. “I heard about that, such conversations go, but I can’t say anything,” said Agramunt.
Earlier, the head of the PACE voted for the return of Russia to the Parliamentary Assembly.