Rus News Journal

In Moscow the forum of the Council of Europe " opens; For the democracy future "

In Moscow within the limits of presidency of the Russian Federation in Committee of ministers of the Council of Europe (Russia heads operating body of Advice from May till November of this year) the forum of the Council of Europe " opens; For the democracy future ".

As have specified News in the device of the Council of Europe, the role of political parties in the course of democracy strengthening becomes the main subject of an opening forum.

" Participants of action will discuss questions of a role and responsibility of political parties in the course of search of democratic answers to present calls, interaction of parties, including with other participants of democratic process, and also strengthening of democratic institutes " - the interlocutor of agency has told.

Predictably in a forum, representatives of high rank of national political parties of 46 member states of the Council of Europe, representatives of the public and civil organisations of Europe will take part.

In telephone interview of News head the PASS Ren Van der Linden has informed that besides declared by organizers that it plans to discuss and subjects Russian - the Georgian relations.

" In private conversations I will necessarily mention this question " - he has told. Van der Linden has reminded that during autumn session which passed in Strasbourg in the beginning of October of this year, he has suggested heads of two delegations to meet, and at a MTG between representatives of the Russian and Georgian delegations the chairman the PASS has urged to abstain from conflict escalation.

the Interlocutor of agency has voiced hope that during abiding in Moscow it will meet the speaker of the State Duma Boris Gryzlov, and also can be C W the chairman of Committee of ministers of the Council of Europe - the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrovym.

Van der Linden has informed that in the performance at a forum intends to mention a question " importance of political parties in democratic development " and recent murder of Anna of Politkovskaya. " I am shocked occurred to such known journalist. " it freely expressed the POV " - he has told.

According to Van der Lindena, " murder of Politkovskaya - attack against democracy ".

Predictably, at forum opening on Wednesday morning B4 the gathered the chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov, head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the operating chairman of Committee of ministers of the Council of Europe Sergey Lavrov, the secretary general of Council of Europe Terri Devis will act.