The Speaker of the Federation Council held a meeting with a Senator of the National Congress of the Republic of Chile.
The Speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, and the Senator of the National Congress of the Republic of Chile, Ximena Cecilia Rincón, have met to discuss inter-parliamentary ties between the two countries and opportunities for further collaboration on the margins of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum.
The Speaker of the Federation Council noted that Russia is keen to strengthen its cooperation with Chile on all fronts. She underscored that dialogue between Russian and Chilean parliamentarians has traditionally been productive and noted that there is scope to enhance cooperation. Valentina Matviyenko highlighted the interest in strengthening cooperation with Chilean legislators, including through friendship groups of Russian and Chilean parliamentarians. She suggested the creation of a road map for the coming years, which would outline specific events and “give impetus to collaboration between the two countries”.
In addition, the Speaker of the Federation Council noted the active dialogue between Russia and Chile through the Eurasian Economic Commission, expressing her country’s “hope that such intensive efforts will continue”.
The meeting also touched on issues such as ensuring bilateral economic and cultural collaboration, working together to combat coronavirus and facilitating exchanges between higher education institutions in the two countries.
Ximena Cecilia Rincón Gonzalez noted the importance of strengthening and developing Chile–Russia relations, both in a parliamentary setting as well as in the economic, technological and cultural spheres.
Grigory Karasin, Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, also participated in the event.
The Third Eurasian Women’s Forum is organized by the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. The forum is run by the Roscongress Foundation.
Official website of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum: 2021.eawf.ru. General Partner of the Forum: Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. Strategic Partners: Promsvyazbank PJSC, Otkrytie Bank, Rosseti PJSC, and RZD-Medicine. Official Partner: Arconic Corporation. Business Programme Partners: Russian Export Center JSC, KFC, PJSC Rostelecom. Environmental Platform Partner: Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.