ST. PETERSBURG, March 26. /TASS/. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will look at a possibility of organizing joint conferences on anti-terrorism efforts and on migration problems, a participant in Sunday’s meeting between speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house Vyacheslav Volodin and visiting PACE President Pedro Agramunt told journalists.
"After the meeting, Agramunt voiced positive attitude to the format of PACE’s cooperation with the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly," the source said, adding that Volodin and Agramunt "agreed that both organizations [PACE and CSTO PA] have common unifying agenda." "It includes anti-terrorism efforts, migration problems, i.e. the most sensitive problems for all member states," the source added.
"At today’s meeting, the sides voiced the idea that it would be expedient to organize joint conferences on these matters and both sides agreed that it is necessary to think about formats of cooperation between the two assemblies," he said. "Bearing this in mind, instructions were given to PACE’s administration and the CSTO PA’s secretariat to elaborate proposals on that issue.".