US new anti-Russian law poses threat to energy projects — expertBusiness & Economy July 28, 20:30
Russia issues protest to Romania over ban on deputy PM's flight en route to MoldovaRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 20:19
Car rams into crowd in HelsinkiWorld July 28, 19:38
This week in photos: Putin in Finland, Merkel at the opera and Santas in CopenhagenSociety & Culture July 28, 19:17
Lavrov tells Tillerson Russia ready to normalize relations with USRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 18:57
Russian spacecraft blasts off from Baikonur to deliver new crew to world’s sole orbiterScience & Space July 28, 18:56
Russia hopes for dialogue with US — UN envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 18:30
Sanctions against Russia driven by US’ wish to get share of EU oil and gas market — expertBusiness & Economy July 28, 18:24
Russia lays down two diesel-electric submarines for Pacific FleetMilitary & Defense July 28, 17:55
MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. Russia’s upper house speaker Valentina Matviyenko has had a phone conversation with the president of France’s Senate, Gerard Larcher, to discuss the prospects of expanding bilateral parliamentarian cooperation.
"Matviyenko and Larcher agreed to continue contacts with the goal of deepening interparliamentary cooperation," the press service of Russia’s Federation Council said on Friday.
During the conversation, both sides confirmed readiness to "step up joint efforts with the goal of developing further traditionally friendly Russian-French relations," the press service said.
The parties called for restoring trade and economic ties between Russia and France and discussed the prospects of expanding cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries," the statement says.
The politicians considered the issues of parliaments’ role in settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine noting that the Minsk agreements are the only basis for resolving the crisis in the region.