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Federation Council Delegation To Visit Belarus

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.