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Presidential Committee to meet Duma Speaker in Moscow

The Presidential Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is to meet the Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin and members of the Russian delegation to the Assembly in Moscow on Thursday 13 November.

PACE President Anne Brasseur will also hold a separate bilateral meeting with Mr Naryshkin.

The meetings will be a continuation of ongoing dialogue, and follows on from similar meetings with Mr Naryshkin in Paris in early September.

In April, the Assembly decided to suspend the Russian delegation’s voting rights until 26 January 2015, but not its right to participate in the work of the Assembly – and pledged to continue political dialogue.

The Presidential Committee is made up of the President of the Assembly, the heads of its five political groups and the Assembly’s Secretary General.