In a bid to enhance inter-parliamentary cooperation, Vyacheslav Volodin invites Saudi Parliamentarians to visit Russia

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin engaged in discussions with the Speaker of the Saudi Consultative Assembly, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Ash Sheikh, during a diplomatic meeting held in Riyadh.

In a notable stride towards strengthening bilateral ties, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin engaged in discussions with the Speaker of the Saudi Consultative Assembly, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Ash Sheikh, during a diplomatic meeting held in Riyadh. The dialogue focused on bolstering inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, indicating avenues for deeper collaboration across various spheres.

During the meeting, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin extended an invitation to Saudi parliamentarians to visit Russia later this year, emphasizing the importance of promoting direct engagement between legislative bodies. Underscoring the potential for closer ties, Speaker Volodin proposed the signing of an agreement between the State Duma and the Consultative Assembly, with intentions to formalize this pact during Al Ash Sheikh’s prospective visit to Russia.

Addressing the increasing economic and humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia, Volodin underscored the need to institutionalize and streamline collective efforts. He emphasized the significance of aligning legislative frameworks with the decisions made at the highest levels of government, ensuring seamless implementation of bilateral agreements.

Speaker Volodin further advocated for the introduction of innovative modes of cooperation as a crucial strategy for advancing inter-parliamentary dialogue, acknowledging the evolving dynamics of international relations and the imperative for adaptability.

Echoing Volodin’s sentiments, Al Ash Sheikh hailed the visit as historic, emphasizing Saudi Arabia’s earnest commitment to promoting robust relations with Russia. He lauded the positive trajectory of bilateral ties, especially in light of the latest agreements between the leaders of both countries.

In a bid to operationalize their shared vision, Volodin proposed the formation of a joint parliamentary plan, entrusted to deputy chairmen from both legislative bodies. Al Ash Sheikh endorsed this proposal, indicating a mutual commitment to charting a comprehensive roadmap for collaborative parliamentary endeavours.

Furthermore, the Consultative Assembly extended a warm invitation for Volodin and the State Duma delegation to participate in a forthcoming parliamentary session during their visit to Saudi Arabia, underscoring the value of direct engagement and exchange of perspectives.

In a related development, Volodin further highlighted the latest launch of an Arabic-language version of the State Duma’s official website, aimed at facilitating greater accessibility and communication with Arabic-speaking audiences.

The discussions between Speaker Volodin and Al Ash Sheikh emphasize a shared commitment to deepening bilateral cooperation and promoting closer parliamentary ties between Russia and Saudi Arabia.