China backed Russia's proposal to hold a session of parliament speakers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states, the speaker of the Russian parliament's upper chamber said Sunday.
"I propose holding a session of speakers during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum next year," Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov said after a meeting with Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress Wu Bangguo.
Mironov and Wu Bangguo signed the regulations of the joint inter-parliamentary commission Sunday. The commission will comprise representatives of the Russian Federation Council and the Chinese National People's Congress and will tackle the legislative basis of inter-regional cooperation, lawmaking experience exchange and inter-parliamentary interaction, RIA Novosti reports.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said