A group of Russian parliamentarians arrived in Syria for a working visit on April 9.
"A group of parliamentarians, which includes [Federation Council member] Dmitry Sablin, State Duma deputy Sergei Gavrilov, [and others], has arrived in the Syrian Arab Republic for a humanitarian mission," State Duma deputy Alexander Yushchenko of the Communist Party faction, a member of the delegation, told Interfax.
The Russian parliamentarians are supposed to have a number of meetings with leading Syrian officials, a member of the Syrian People's Council, and its speaker.
A number of events related to a humanitarian cargo delivered by the Russian parliamentarians are also planned, he said.
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