At the beginning of his meeting with Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told him to “feel at home.”

“Make yourself at home. I am absolutely convinced that we can deepen our cooperation,” Vucic told Volodin, speaking in Russian, at the beginning of their meeting on Monday in Belgrade.

Volodin is in Belgrade along with a Russian delegation on the occasion of the second meeting of the Commission for Cooperation of the Assembly of Serbia and the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Earlier in the day, Volodin said that all delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) “should be allowed to express their opinion, which is not the case, because Russia is in fact prevented in doing that.”

After his meeting with Serbian National Assembly President Maja Gojkovic, Volodin told a joint press conference that PACE should see “some changes” because of this.