Russia respects Italy referendum outcome — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 13:39
Media: Militants leave Aleppo’s ancient quarters via special corridorWorld December 07, 13:21
Putin offers condolences to president of Indonesia over deadly earthquakeWorld December 07, 13:18
Russia’s Aerospace Force to fully renew aircraft by 2026Military & Defense December 07, 13:07
Press review: Washington’s latest proposal on Syria and cyberattacks on Russian banksPress Review December 07, 13:00
Abe says Tokyo’s cooperation plan with Russia is beneficial for JapanWorld December 07, 12:53
Kremlin reiterates offer for militants to leave Aleppo 'still on the table'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:45
Moscow hopes those to blame for strike on Aleppo hospital will be punishedRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:32
Lavrov to meet with Kerry and Steinmeier in HamburgRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:28
MOSCOW, September 30 (Itar-Tass) —— Palestine may become a partner for democracy at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly and the State Duma International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachyov said on Friday.
He said the issue would be put on the Assembly vote during the autumnal session of October 3-7. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas may take part in the debates, Kosachyov said. “It is so far unknown whether he may attend the meeting or not. That is quite possible,” he said.
Kosachyov does not doubt that the Assembly will vote for partnership with Palestine. “Let us see how the UN discussion goes, but I think that the Assembly will grant Palestine with this status anyway,” he said.
The partner status allows sending representatives to Assembly sessions but without a vote. A similar status has been granted to Tunisia.