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President's working visit to Moscow postponed

As announced, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Rik Daems is in Moscow for a working visit.

The President has been informed that he has been in contact with a Russian counterpart who may have tested positive with COVID-19.

In line with the Council of Europe sanitary protocols and following discussions with the authorities of the Russian Federation, the scheduled meetings have been postponed to a later date.

After consultations with his Russian counterparts, the President decided to return in December and has proposed that the co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee come at the same time to carry out their monitoring mission in the Russian Federation.