A delegation from the Syrian People’s Assembly is taking part in the International Forum for the Development of Parliamentarianism that kicked off its activities on Monday in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a welcoming message to the participants in which he wished them success and stressed the significance of parliamentary diplomacy.
“Parliaments around the world play a major part in the improvement of national legislation and in the search for appropriate answers to modern challenges and threats. This explains the high demand for parliamentary diplomacy. It can strengthen trust among nations and positively influence the settlement of the most painful international and regional problems,” said Putin.
He hoped that the forum will prove to be fruitful and effective event, in addition to its role in enhancing international parliamentary cooperation.
In the workshop on the Parliaments’ role in strengthening international security, Head of the Syrian parliamentary delegation, MP Jamal Rabe’a said that present world order is no longer valid taking into account the spread of power principle and the emergence of cross-border threats, particularly terrorist threats.
The forum will discuss means of fighting terrorism and boosting international security and economic development.
Over 500 international participants are taking part in the forum, including MPs and experts from 96 countries, as well as 58 official parliamentary delegations and representatives of 11 international parliamentary associations.