The 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly set a high standard with its level of organisation and the amount of positive feedback that it provoked. More than 2,500 participants, over 160 delegations and 400 journalists took part in the event, which was held from 14 to 18 October in St Petersburg. Representatives from overseas remarked on the number of members and deputy members of parliament present, and on their active participation in the Assembly’s work.
Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Valentina Matvienko noted the high level of professionalism and coordination shown by the Assembly’s organisers, and thanked all involved for a job well done. “It is the shared opinion of all participants that this Assembly, in terms of its scale and success, has no precedent in the more than one-hundred-year history of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. I am confident that the forum will become a bright page in the history of international parliamentary cooperation, and will doubtless strengthen Russia’s standing on the international stage”, she remarked.
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