Moscow: US Republican Senator Rand Paul has said here the main purpose of his visit to Russia is to establish and develop a dialogue between the lawmakers of the two countries.
“We are interested in cooperation with the Russian Federation, especially with the legislative bodies, because we have common problems, common tasks,” Paul was quoted as saying on Monday by a press release of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, Xinhua reported.
Paul headed a US delegation, which includes the member of the Texas State Senate Don Huffines and representatives of the Cato Institute, a public policy research organization.
The delegation met the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev and Vice Speaker of the Federation Council Vladimir Lukin.
The parties discussed issues of Russian-US relations and prospects of inter-parliamentary relations, according to the press release.
“There are many differences in our approaches. Nevertheless, your position in favor of developing a dialogue that equally meets the interests of the US and Russia can not but inspire respect,” Kosachev said. (IANS)