Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko accepted the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to pay a working visit to Turkmenistan.
According to the Parlamentskaya Gazeta with reference to TASS, the corresponding invitation of the head of Turkmenistan was announced by the Chairman of the Mejlis of Milli Gengesh Gulshat Mammedova at the International Parliamentary Conference “Global Challenges and Threats in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Terrorism and Violent Extremism”, which takes place in face-to-face format with partial use of videoconferencing in the Tauride Palace of St. Petersburg as part of the spring session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS Member States.
“I accept this invitation with pleasure; at the working level, through diplomatic channels, we will clarify when it will be possible,” Valentina Matvienko said.
The head of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation also asked G. Mammedova to convey her words of gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan.
The International Parliamentary Conference is attended by heads of parliaments of the Commonwealth countries, representatives of international organizations, scientists and experts, representatives of public and specialized organizations.
The last time Valentina Matvienko was on a visit to Turkmenistan was in 2017. She took part in the opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat. Then she became an honorary citizen of Ashgabat.