Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Chung Se Gyeong on the margins of the 137th Assembly of the Ministry of Railways in St. Petersburg signed the Communiqué on the development of inter-parliamentary cooperation.
The document was prepared following an official meeting between Vyacheslav Volodin and Chon Se Gyeong held on October 12 in the State Duma.
The Communique mentions the need for further intensive cooperation on a number of relevant decisions of the Seoul Declaration adopted at the Second Meeting of Speakers of Parliaments of Eurasia on June 27, 2017, including the preparation of the third meeting in 2018 and further work on the establishment of a “cyber-secretariat” in cooperation with parliaments participants of the Meeting.
The achieved agreements on the establishment of a large inter-parliamentary commission of high level, co-chaired by Vyacheslav Volodin and Chon Se Gyeong, are fixed. The commission is called upon to promote the implementation of infrastructure-relevant projects in the trade, economic and investment spheres.
The document also confirmed the readiness of the sides to send their delegations to participate in the international conference on cooperation in Northeast Asia in Incheon (South Korea) and the first international conference “Parliamentarians Against Drugs” in Moscow.
On the Russian side, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Olga Timofeeva, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov, Chairman of the Committee for Security and Cooperation counteracting corruption Vasily Piskarev.