Emirates News Agency – Inter-Parliamentary Union Task Force on Ukraine Crisis concludes visit to Kyiv and Moscow

Kyiv/MOSCOW, 17th July, 2022 (WAM) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) working group on finding a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine has concluded its visit to Kyiv and Moscow.

The task force, led by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Defense, Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates (FNC) and representative of the Arab Geopolitical Group on the Executive Committee of the Union, included the Speakers of Parliaments of Namibia, South Africa and Uruguay, as well as eminent representatives from Indonesia, Israel and Kazakhstan.

During its visits, the IPU working group met with political leaders from both countries, with the aim of moving towards a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crises.

During the visit to Kyiv, the working group met with Ruslan Stefanchuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; members of different political parties in Parliament; members of the Verkhovna Rada of the IPU; representatives of the United Nations; and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

The team traveled to the towns of Dmitrievka, Bucha and Irpin to see the impact of the crisis on the capital, Kyiv, and its neighboring towns.

In Moscow, the working group held meetings at the State Duma with Vice-President Pyotr Tolstoy and at the Federation Council of Russia with Vice-President Konstantin Kosachev.

Dr Al Nuaimi met with Andrey Rudenko, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister; Tatyana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation; as well as representatives of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. During the meeting, Russian views were heard.

“These visits mark the start of a mission to communicate with the representatives of the Russian and Ukrainian parliaments, as we work with them to build bridges between the two countries to overcome the crisis, build trust between the two parties and strengthen relations based on the principle of peaceful coexistence,” said Dr. Al Nuaimi.

In both capitals, the IPU task force stressed the need to immediately stop the escalation and resume dialogue in order to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis, in strict compliance with international law.

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