25 Feb 2022 10:01

Volodin proposes higher level of relations between Duma, Nicaraguan parliament

MANAGUA. Feb 25 (Interfax) - State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has called for a higher level of relations with the Nicaraguan parliament at a meeting with Nicaraguan National Assembly President Gustavo Porras Cortes.

"The presidents set the tone for relations between our countries nowadays. They communicate very often, unlike our parliaments. We need to fix this," Volodin said at the meeting on Thursday.

The parliaments should do their best to ensure the fulfillment of agreements at the legislative level, he said.

"The work should rely on communication between respective committees of the Nicaraguan parliament and the State Duma," Volodin said.

There are a number of issues that could be addressed by committees or a high-level commission Russia and Nicaragua could set up, he said.