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Rada delegation to take part in meeting of Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Bahrain

KYIV. March 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Verkhovna Rada delegation will take part in the meeting of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manama (Bahrain) on March 11-15.

“The Ukrainian delegation … is determined to talk with representatives of other countries about Ukraine. We will use every opportunity to convey the truth and unite the world for the sake of our victory and the restoration of justice,” head of the delegation, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Korniyenko said.

It is planned that Korniyenko will speak in the general debate of the assembly on Sunday, March 12. The program of the visit also provides for a number of bilateral meetings of the Verkhovna Rada delegation with representatives of parliaments of the world.

As reported, the Ukrainian delegation took part in the 145th IPU Assembly, which supported a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s attempts to annex Ukrainian territories.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is a global organization of national parliaments. It was founded 133 years ago as the first multilateral political organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations.

Currently, the IPU includes 178 national parliaments and 14 regional parliamentary bodies. Parliamentarians are expected to discuss the topic “Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: combating intolerance” at the 146th IPU Assembly.