MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A delegation of French parliamentarians from Nicolas Sarkozy’s The Republicans party has called on Moscow to support financially the Association Dialogue French-Russian to develop bilateral cooperation, one of the delegates wrote in a letter to the Russian foreign minister, obtained by Sputnik.
A delegation of French parliamentarians arrives in Moscow on Thursday for a two-day visit. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the meeting between minister Sergei Lavrov and the delegates on Wednesday.
The association was established in 2004 by the then-leaders of Russia and France to develop cooperation between the two countries. Since 2012, it has been co-chaired by lawmaker Thierry Mariani, who is heading the delegation to Russia.
The association tasks itself with broadening economic cooperation, supporting culture, expanding political dialogue and encouraging exchange between the people of Russia and France.