Russia’s representatives should take part in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the absence of any country harms the organization’s interests, PACE President Pedro Agramunt said in an interview with TASS.


Pedro Agramunt


“I don’t know if Russian parliamentarians come to the upcoming PACE session in January. But as the president of the Assembly I want all the states to participate in the work of our organization,” Agramunt said summing up the debate of the autumn session in Strasbourg.


“There may be differences and even confrontation between the member-states of the organization. But the solution may be found only based on a dialogue and for this the presence of Russia’s representatives is needed,” he said.