China backed Russia's proposal to hold a session of parliament speakers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states, the speaker of the Russian parliament's upper chamber said Sunday.
"I propose holding a session of speakers during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum next year," Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov said after a meeting with Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress Wu Bangguo.
Mironov and Wu Bangguo signed the regulations of the joint inter-parliamentary commission Sunday. The commission will comprise representatives of the Russian Federation Council and the Chinese National People's Congress and will tackle the legislative basis of inter-regional cooperation, lawmaking experience exchange and inter-parliamentary interaction, RIA Novosti reports.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The Biden administration has reproduced the sanctions that the Trump administration imposed on Russia for the alleged poisoning of the Skripals