Touching upon cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, the Russian State Duma Speaker proposed that they should form a special group, which would draft a new anti-corruption legislation and "would develop efficient legislative restrictions that would leave no place for organised crime." The head of the Lower House of the Russian parliament said that during the current visit he intends to propose that the leadership of the Ukrainian parliament should form a Ukrainian-Russian group for developing a Common Economic Space (CES) of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. The CES Agreement was signed last year by the Presidents of the four countries.
According to Gryzlov, this joint group will "unify the legislation and make laws that will correspond to the up-to-date market standards." In developing economic cooperation, the CES member-countries will be able to compete with the economies of the Western countries, the United States and the European Union, and to become "respected and perspective market participants," the Russian Speaker believes.