The official visit of Sergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, to Luxembourg received wide coverage in the local media
Le «Quotidien» drew readers’ attention to the representative character of the Russian delegation. S.Narychkin had an exchange of views with Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, and Laurent Mosar, President of the Chamber of Deputies. The discussion of political and economic relations was on the bilateral agenda. The situation in Russia, relations between Russia and the European Union and international topics as well as the situation in the euro-zone were also talked over. The chairmen of the Duma and the Chamber of Deputies stressed the importance of the development of political and economic cooperation between their countries.
During the meeting with members of the Commission of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Cooperation and Immigration parliamentarians also discussed the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iran.
According to the «Luxemburger Wort» S.Narychkin, speaking with L.Mosar, mentioned that in Russia «it is set a high value on relations» with Luxembourg. L.Mosar noted the need to establish a new direct airline between Moscow and Luxembourg, as well as to sign of an agreement of visa-facilitation for Cargolux pilots. He promised to do everything in his power to make the double taxation avoidance agreement, already ratified by the Duma, enter into force as soon as possible.