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SPEAKER OF THE GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT VISITED RUSSIA

The Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament Rt. Hon. Mr. Peter Ala Adjetey visited Moscow and Saint-Petersburg on the head of the Ghanaian Parliamentary delegation from June 1 to June 6, 2004.

While in Russia, Rt. Hon. Mr. Peter Ala Adjetey and members of the delegation that included also Majority Leader Hon. Mr. Felix Owusu Agyapong and Minority Leader Hon. Mr. Alban S.K.Bagbin held meetings and talks with the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Mr. B.Gryzlov, the Chairman of the Council of Federation (upper house of the Russian Parliament) Mr. S.Mironov. Members of the delegation also interacted with representatives of the factions of the Russian Parliament ("United Russia" and Communist Party of the Russian Federation) as well as with Vice-Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Head of the Russian Parliamentary group of co-operation with the Parliaments of African States Mr.G.Boos. They also held discussions with the Chairman of the Committee of the International Affairs of the State Duma Mr. K.Kosachev and the Chairman of the Committee of the Standing Rules and Organisation of the Work of State Duma Mr.O.Kovalev. The Clerk to Parliament, Mr.Kenneth Enos Kofi Tachie had special meeting with his Russian counterpart Acting Head of the State Duma Staff, Mr.Y.Brusnitsyn.

The delegation also visited Saint-Petersburg. The Ghanaian Parliamentarians held talks with the Chairman of the Saint-Petersburg Legislative Assembly Mr.V.Tyulpanov there.

While in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg the delegation had a very interesting cultural program. The members of the Ghanaian Parliament visited places of interest in these two biggest cities of the Russian Federation and the most famous Russian theatres: The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and The M.Mussorgsky Academic Maly Opera & Ballet Theatre in Saint-Petersburg.

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