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Secretaries General of parliament meet in Strasbourg

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a meeting of Secretaries General of parliament on Thursday 20 October, in the chamber of the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg.

After welcome addresses by PACE President Tiny Kox and the PACE Secretary General Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis, participants discussed two separate topics: the consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine for parliaments and inter-parliamentary co-operation; and green parliaments.

There were interventions by the Secretary General of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Viacheslav Shtuchnyi (by videoconference) and the Secretary General of the Austrian Parliament Harald Dossi.

The meeting was also attended by Secretaries General of parliaments holding Observer and Partner for Democracy status with the Assembly, as well as by a number of international parliamentary assemblies – the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (PABSEC), the Baltic Assembly, the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.