Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs:
“The Russian delegation, within the framework of the parliamentary forum and the meeting of speakers of the parliaments of the G20 member states, is actively participating in discussions on creating, or rather re-creating, the parliamentary dimension of the G20. We believe that this issue is long overdue. into national legislation, as well as to control their implementation. All this creates real prerequisites for creating a parliamentary dimension of this bloc. This format may become one of the eras in the coming years nevyh formed in parliamentary architecture of XXI century. And Russia is going to take an active part.
I am confident that in the coming years, the parliamentary parliamentary dimension of the G20 will be finally formed and will turn, perhaps, into a Parliamentary Assembly or a permanently functioning parliamentary forum having its own specialized committees. That is, we can talk about the prospects for the emergence of a new authoritative inter-parliamentary organization, which will have a very weighty influence and will take an undoubtedly significant role in the world. ”
Leonid Slutsky is a member of the State Duma delegation at the parliamentary forum and the summit of the heads of parliaments of the G20 states, held in Buenos Aires from October 30 to November 3. The delegation of the Russian Federation is headed by First Vice-Speaker of the lower house Ivan Melnikov.