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The meeting of the State Duma deputy group on relations with the Parliament of Ireland

During the meeting they discussed the development of bilateral cooperation and the dispelling of myths about Russia against the background of anti-Russian sentiment in Europe. The parties discussed the status of Russia in PACE, as well as the protection of human rights. The Irish delegation expressed support for the resumption of Russia’s full-scale work in the organization.

Sergei Marinin, a member of the Committee on International Affairs, asked about a possible increase in trade between the two countries after Brexit. According to him, due to the exit of Great Britain from the EU, Ireland’s revenues from trade with this country could be reduced, which could fill the Russian Federation. The head of the delegation, MP Fergus O’Daud, expressed his desire to develop and increase trade. The volume of trade between the countries today is about half a billion dollars.

At the end of the meeting, Fergus O’Daud officially invited State Duma deputies to visit Ireland. Coordinator of the Russian group Anton Morozov accepted the invitation.

At the moment, the question of the possibility of a return visit of Russian deputies in July of this year is being worked out.

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