19 April 2017

News Story: Russia-China ties developing dynamically, says Russian parliament leader

MOSCOW, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Russia-China relations are developing dynamically regardless of the international situation, said Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in a recent interview with Xinhua.

"Today, we are conducting a very productive dialogue with Chinese partners at all levels ... We have developed close inter-parliamentary ties of high intensity and in a variety of formats," the head of the lower house of the Russian parliament told Xinhua, ahead of the upcoming visit of Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC).

According to Volodin, the State Duma and the NPC have exchanged legislative experience on various issues, including non-governmental organizations, religion, national security and many others.

Expecting his first meeting with Zhang, China's top legislator, Volodin said he hopes they will be able to establish a good relationship.

"I am sure that Zhang's visit to Russia will be productive and it will contribute to the substantive content of the Russian-Chinese parliamentary dialogue," said Volodin.

Read the full story at Xinhua