Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić is in Moscow on 19 and 20 October for meetings on key issues facing the Organisation.
She will meet with Mr Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Ms Valentina Matviyenko, Chairperson of the Federation Council; Mr Konstantin Chuychenko, Minister of Justice. She will also visit the State Duma to meet members of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly. Meetings are also foreseen with Ms Tatiana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights and with NGO representatives. The Secretary General also gave a speech at the MGIMO University.