Chairman of the Council of Federation of Russia Sergey Mironov called on April 28 for resumption of regular sessions in frames of four parliamentary speakers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia.
“I have discussed this issue with my Azerbaijani and Armenian colleagues and they have welcomed [this initiative]. I hope Nino Burjanadze [the Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson] will not be against,” Sergey Mironov told reporters on the sideline of ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian State Duma.
A session of the four parliamentary speakers was last held in September, 2005 in Moscow.
Meanwhile, unofficial reports say that Chairman of the Russian State Duma Grizlov has canceled a meeting with visiting Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze, which was scheduled to take place on April 28 on the sidelines the ceremony marking the Duma’s anniversary.