Valentina Matvienko emphasised that Russia’s participation is a sign of respect for Brazil and an indication of its willingness to develop relations with Brazil, including in BRICS.

Valentina Matvienko travelled to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of the President of Brazil.

The Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council described Russia’s relations with Qatar as friendly and constructive.

They discussed the implementation of agreements reached following Esteban Lazo Hernandez's recent visit to the Russian Federation, as well as the development of bilateral inter-parliamentary relations.

The Federation Council Deputy Speaker suggested making this a regular dialogue.

Grigory Karasin explained the importance of direct cooperation between Russian media and media in Islamic countries.

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko sent a video message to the meeting’s participants.

The visit took place as part of an agreement signed by the speakers of the upper houses of the Russian and Turkmen parliaments.

The Federation Council delegation has taken part in the 18th session of the Commission for Cooperation between the Federation Council and the Senate of Kazakhstan.

The senator emphasised that Russia and the Islamic world are united by common approaches to creating a just multipolar world order.

The Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council noted the importance of the Russian-Belarusian joint cultural education project, The Train of Memory, which would be carried out next year under the patronage of the Union State.

The Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council held a meeting with the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

The senators reaffirmed their commitment to stepping up inter-parliamentary ties with the Sultanate of Oman.

The Federation Council Speaker met with President of the National Assembly of People's Power and the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba Esteban Juan Esteban Lazo Hernandez.

The President of the National Assembly of People’s Power and the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba delivered remarks at a Federation Council sitting.

Grigory Karasin chaired the roundtable discussion.

Federation Council SpeakerValentina Matvienko discussed priority parliamentary cooperation tasks with Speaker of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus.

The Federation Council’s Deputy Speaker leads the council’s delegation.

The meeting was co-chaired by Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Galina Karelova and First Deputy Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ali Huseynli.

The Federation Council Speaker met with President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.