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State Duma speaker to meet OSCE PA President on November 29

November 25, 2016, 15:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW

State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and OSCE PA President Christine Muttonenthe will discuss the need to create a global coalition on combating terrorism

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MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Speaker of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Vyacheslav Volodin plans to meet with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen on Tuesday, November 29, member of the State Duma Committee for Combating Terrorism Nikolai Kovalyov told TASS on Friday.

"On November 29, I will have a meeting with speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, we will hold talks with her (Muttonen)," Kovalyov said. "We will discuss enhancing contacts between the OSCE PA and the Russian parliamentary delegation as well as the need to create a global coalition on combating terrorism," he added.

"I plan to reiterate my idea to establish a special committee (within the OSCE PA) on combating terrorism, given the growing terrorist threats," the Russian lawmaker noted. According to him, the OSCE PA president offered him to take the position of the Assembly Envoy for combating terrorism.

Austrian lawmaker Christine Muttonen was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe at the 25th annual session held in Tbilisi in early June. She replaced previous PA president Ilkka Kanerva from Finland.

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