Meeting of Galina Karelova and Maria Teresa Efua Asangono

Meeting of Galina Karelova and Maria Teresa Efua Asangono

International cooperation and interparliamentary interaction 

Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council, met with Maria Teresa Efua Asangono, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. 

Ms. Karelova conveyed greetings and gratitude from Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Federation Council. 


“We highly appreciate our traditional friendly bilateral relations and consider Equatorial Guinea as a high-potential partner on the African continent. We don’t differ much in our approaches to forming the just world order, supremacy of law, and maintaining the central role of the United Nations in addressing global problems”, emphasized Galina Karelova. 

Ms. Karelova expressed the appreciation of Equatorial Guinea’s balanced position in relation to many issues of global and regional agenda. “We are grateful for its decision to be among the co-authors of the resolution of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly against the glorification of Nazism and for support of Russia’s drafts of resolution in information security and non-placement of weapons in space”.


“Our meetings at the 137th IPU Assembly in October 2017 and the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum in Saint Petersburg in September 2018 gave great results and helped us substantively discuss the state and prospects of our bilateral cooperation and reach agreement on implementation of joint initiatives”, noted the Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council. 

According to Galina Karelova, the Agreement on Interparliamentary Cooperation between Russia and Equatorial Guinea signed at the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum is being actively put into practice. She also said that, in April, the Federation Council established a group on cooperation with Equatorial Guinea headed by senator Dmitry Kuzmin. 

Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, also took part in the conversation. 

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Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov