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Leonid Slutsky: “The BRICS Parliamentary Forum was held in the format of videoconferencing, but this did not become less effective and significant”

The sixth BRICS Parliamentary Forum “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Common Security and Innovative Growth: Parliamentary Dimension” was held. For the first time (taking into account “coronavirus realities”) it was held in the format of video conferencing, but this did not become less effective and significant. The speeches were substantive in nature and touched upon global health problems, the preservation of the UN’s leading role in world affairs, issues of cooperation in the digital economy and upholding the principles of international law.

Breakthrough proposals were made to institutionalize parliamentary interaction in the BRICS format.

“There is a demand in the world for a unifying agenda, protection of the principle of sovereign equality of states, the right of peoples to determine their own destiny, the formation of a more just and democratic world order.

Parliamentary diplomacy must answer this question, moreover, help reduce confrontation and conflict potential, jointly counter new challenges and threats, ”said State Duma Speaker Viacheslav Volodin, who chairs the forum. And it’s hard to disagree with this.

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