House Speaker László Kövér met Nikolay Fyodorov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house, in Parliament on Monday. Hungary attributes a special role to parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and it is interested in finding new areas of potential cooperation, Kövér said at the meeting. In many cases, good personal relations between members of the legislature help this process, he added. Despite an increase in trade turnover last year, there are still untapped potentials in the economy and agriculture, he said. Kövér expressed thanks for Fyodorov for continually supporting Hungarian issues in his position as chairman of the Russian-Hungarian friendly division in the Federation Council, and for his openness to steady dialogue and cooperation, a statement by parliament’s press office said. “Our country aims to maintain and develop bilateral relations on the grounds of mutual respect and pragmatic cooperation,” he added.