Moscow, March 22 (RFE/RL) -- A delegation from Russia's
Federation Council plans an official visit to Belarus beginning
today. It will be the first trip of a delegation from the
newly-formed upper house of the Russian parliament.
The Russian delegation, headed by Speaker Yegor Stroyev, plans to
meet Belorussian Parliament Chairman Semyon Sharetsky and Belorussian
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The two sides are scheduled to sign
an agreement on inter-parliamentary cooperation.