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Leonid Slutsky: I do not exclude the possibility of creating a Eurasian inter-parliamentary assembly

Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs:

“The first plenary meeting of the Third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (Antalya, Turkey) is over.

There are still a few hours of work ahead, but the main outcome of the meeting can, perhaps, be summed up now. Such a format of cooperation creates a new architecture of relations between the countries of Eurasia, bringing them together and providing a system of joint actions aimed at achieving peace and stability in the Eurasian region.

Representatives of seemingly completely dissimilar countries met at the Meeting: Russia, Turkey, Korea, Iran, Indonesia, and many others. But it turned out that we have common problems, and it is more efficient to work together on ways to solve them. These are independence from the dollar through mutual settlements in national currencies, environmental protection and the fight against international terrorism.

I do not exclude that in few years we will come to the creation of a Eurasian inter-parliamentary assembly, and a little later – a full-fledged Eurasian parliament. This idea has been in the air for a long time, and, of course, there is no need to hurry with its implementation. But the chance of such a union is preserved”.

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