International activity


15.11.2016

Speaker of the Mazhilis met with the Prime Minister of Serbia

Astana, November 15, the House of Mazhilis. Today the Chairman of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin has met with the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vuсiс. - We consider your visit as an evidence of Serbia’s interest to support a high level of bilateral relations that we have reached over the recent years, - Speaker of the Chamber said. - And, definitely, our today’s meeting is the practical implementation of agreements reached by the Heads of our States in the course of mutual visits that have given a new impulse to Kazakhstan-Serbian relations, - N. Nigmatulin added. It has been emphasized that the official visit of the Prime Minister of Serbia is held on the eve of celebration of 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. Whilst discussing potential for future relations between the countries the Speaker of the Mazhilis underlined the importance of inter-parliamentary engagement and extended an invitation to the Chairman of the Serbian Parliament for an official visit to Kazakhstan. N. Nigmatulin also expressed willingness to coordinate efforts within the international parliament organizations to find solutions to the issues of the international agenda. Prime Minister of Serbia also supported the expansion of trade and economic, cultural, humanitarian and inter-parliamentary cooperation. In conclusion, N. Nigmatulin thanked Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vuсiс and expressed the hope for implementation of intentions of the both parties.

01.11.2016

Iranian diplomatic official visited the Mazhilis

Astana, November 1, the House of Mazhilis. Today, Hassan Ghashghavi, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, visited the Mazhilis of the Parliament. During the meeting with Maulen Ashimbayev, the Chairman of the Committee of the Mazhilis on foreign affairs, defense and security, they exchanged their opinions on different issues of bilateral political,commercial and economic, investment, inter-parliamentary and culture and humanitarian relations development, as well as on the situation in the region and in the world. As the Parliamentarian noted, Kazakhstan gives Iran the prominent role in maintaining peace and stability in the region. Today such problems as terrorism, religious extremism and drug traffic have become more dangerous and acute. And in this connection, as it has been mentioned during the meeting, both countries are able and should maintain continuous partnership dialogue to overcome new challenges. Given this, both parties agreed to develop active cooperation between the legislative authorities of the two countries. As the deputy and the diplomat noted, exchange of visits at different levels, participation in different activities, as well as open dialogue on the most relevant international and regional issues will allow to strengthen inter-parliamentary relations.

30.08.2016

N. Nazarbayev’s initiatives to strengthen global security have the broad support of the international community – N. Nigmatulin

Astana, August 30, House of Mazhilis. Speaker of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin met with Vice-Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Azay Guliyev in the Mazhilis today. Having congratulated A. Guliyev on his election to the position of Vice-Chairman, N. Nigmatulin expressed confidence in further strengthening of cooperation among the countries of Central Asia and the OSCE PA. Particular attention was paid to the issues discussed at the International conference “Building a World without Nuclear Weapons,” as well as the expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation. Stressing that the antinuclear initiatives of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan have broad support of the international community, Speaker of the Mazhilis also noted the relevance of the initiative of the Head of State on the establishment of a unified global network to counter international terrorism and extremism under the auspices of the UN, which will operate on the same rules and regulations for all states. According to N. Nigmatulin, high dynamics of the spread of transnational threats in the OSCE region and beyond, as well as the issue of international migration and refugees give rise to concern. At that, the Chairman of the Mazhilis called important to continue international humanitarian assistance to sending states, to promote the settlement of the armed conflicts in a peaceful way. Besides, the Speaker of the Mazhilis expressed confidence that the development of economic relations will have a positive impact on confidence-building and cooperation in the context of promotion of comprehensive security in the OSCE area.

29.08.2016

N.Nigmatullin held a meeting within the International Conference “Building a World without Nuclear Weapons”

Astana, August 29, House of Mazhilis. Today, Speaker of Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin discussed the issues of international security, as well as promising directions of further cooperation with the Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Saber Chowdhury, who arrived to our country for the first time to participate in the International Conference “Building a World without Nuclear Weapons.” As N. Nigmatulin emphasized, large-scale initiatives of President Nursultan Nazarbayev in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime are an unprecedented contribution to the world stability, order and security. “Your country is fortunate to have such a leader as President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The President of Kazakhstan concrete steps and initiatives in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation deserve the Nobel Peace Prize,” Saber Chowdhury said in turn. Speaker of the Mazhilis noted the IPU importance in uniting the parliamentarians’ efforts around the world to address the complex issues related to the provision of humanitarian assistance to refugees, tackling climate change problems, ensuring water and food security, non-proliferation and disarmament. According to N. Nigmatulin, the Kazakhstan parliamentarians are interested in further enhancing the credibility and impact of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, as well as strengthening the comprehensive cooperation with the IPU. The IPU Chair, in turn, noted that the countries of Eurasia, Central Asia are important partners of the organization.

29.08.2016

N.Nigmatullin: Initiatives of President Nursultan Nazarbayev are always at the forefront of nuclear disarmament

Astana, August 29, House of Mazhilis. Today, within the International Conference “Building a Nuclear Weapon Free World” Chairman of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin met with Kenneth Kedi, Speaker of the Nitijela (Parliament) of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Noting the importance of commemorative events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and the International Day against Nuclear Tests, N. Nigmatulin emphasized the historic significance of the decision made by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to voluntarily renounce the fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world. “From the first days of independence, Kazakhstan has always been at the forefront of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation processes, and our President Nursultan Nazarbayev is a recognized leader in the global anti-nuclear movement,” Chairman of the Mazhilis said in a conversation with K.Kedi. Noting that the Marshall Islands is an active participant in global anti-nuclear movement, N. Nigmatulin expressed interest in strengthening relations through coordination of efforts in different international structures, mutual support of initiatives and positions. “The histories of our countries in nuclear tests are similar and therefore our countries will cooperate. We are ready to provide full support to the Parliament of Kazakhstan, particularly in the issues relating to nuclear disarmament,” Kenneth Kedi said in turn.

25.08.2016

An important role of the President of Kazakhstan in rapprochement of Russia and Turkey positions was emphasized by N.Nigmatulin

Astana, 25 August, House of Mazhilis. Speaker of the Chamber Nurlan Nigmatulin received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey in Kazakhstan Nevzat Uyanik in Mazhilis today. Noting friendship and high level of relations between the nations of the two countries, Chairman of the Mazhilis emphasized that the official visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Ankara on August 5 of this year was the first visit of a foreign state leader after the coup attempt on July 15 of this year. In turn, the Ambassador of Turkey called the visit of the head of our state the true manifestation of support that was highly praised by the Turkish people. In addition, the Speaker of the Mazhilis has expressed condolences to the people of Turkey in connection with the terrorist act on August 20 this year in Gaziantep. “We condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. No idea or political interests can be an excuse for this. Kazakhstan purposefully and resolutely fights against all forms of terrorism and extremism, and actively interacts with the international community in this direction,” N. Nigmatulin stressed. Noting that our country attaches great importance to comprehensive strengthening of cooperation with Turkey, the Speaker of the Mazhilis called mutual visits and meetings of heads of two states a clear indication of the high level of bilateral relations. Nurlan Nigmatulin emphasized the constructive role of the President of Kazakhstan to the rapprochement of Russia and Turkey positions. Speaking about stabilization of the situation in Turkey, the Chairman of the Mazhilis expressed confidence that the country will quickly overcome the consequences of the coup attempt and will continue to develop dynamically within the strategic state programs. “The Turkish people and society demonstrated the maturity of own democracy to the world,” N. Nigmatulin said. Nevzat Uyanik speaking about the achievements of our country noted that Kazakhstan in the 25th anniversary of its independence continues active development under the guidance of visionary leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Speaking on inter-parliamentary cooperation, the interlocutors expressed their interest in further intensification of joint activities of Kazakhstan and Turkish members of parliaments both in the groups on cooperation and within international parliamentary organizations.

18.04.2015

THE DELEGATION OF THE PARLIAMENT PLACED FLOWERS TO THE STATUE OF DJAMBUL IN ST.PETERSBURG.

Astana, April 18, the House of the Mazhilis. The deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan observed the memory of heroes of the Great Patriotic War by taking part in the ceremonial actions of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS in St. Petersburg. The Kazakhstani delegation headed by the Chairman of the Senate and the Mazhilis Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev and Kabibulla Dzhakupov placed the flowers to the statue of Djambul. It is set in the city on Neva River in memory of the great Kazakh poet who glorified the heroic deed of people of sieged Leningrad. The known lines of the Kazakh akyn “Leningrad people, children of mine! Leningrad people, proud of mine!” were heard from the tribune of the Duma hall of Tauride Palace where the ceremonial plenary meeting of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS was held devoted to the anniversary date.

17.04.2015

THE PARLIAMENTARIES OF THE CIS COUNTRIES: 70-YEARS OF VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IS A GREAT SYMBOL OF OUT FRENDSHIP

Astana, April 17, the House of the Mazhilis. In the city of Saint-Petersburg the Mazhilismen headed by the Chairman of the House Kabibulla Dzhakupov took part in the solemn plenary meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS devoted to the 70-years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. All the veterans, people from sieged Leningrad, the parliamentarians of the CIS countries gathered in the Duma Hall of Tauride Palace. It was noted that 70-years Victory in the Great Patriotic War is a great symbol of friendship, is a sacred day for each and every, who value freedom, humanism and justice ideals. This is the token to develop multilateral cooperation in the new millennium. The members of the meeting stressed the role of the inter-parliamentary structures, and particularly, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS in preservation of the memory and respect of the heroic deed of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Special attention is given to law-making activity of the Assembly. By forces of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly a row of the legislative acts directed to preserve the memory about the Great War was elaborated. One of the important is the “Model Act on inadmissibility to rehabilitate Nazism, make Nazi criminals and abettors as heroes” adopted in the year of 2012. During the solemn meeting the veterans were solemnly awarded with the anniversary medal “70-years Victory in the Great Patriotic War”, approved by the Council of the CIS countries Heads as a single award for the veterans of the Commonwealth. At the end there was a solemn concert with military orchestras’ participation.

17.04.2015

K. DZHAKUPOV: THE OBSERVERS’ PRESENCE INCREASES THE ELECTIONS CONFIDENCE AND AUTHORITY

Astana, April 17, the House of the Mazhilis. The Mazhilismen headed by the Chairman of the House Kabibulla Dzhakupov took part in the events of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS in the city of Saint-Petersburg. One of the agenda items of the meeting of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS was a question to send the mission from IPA CIS as the international observers for the elections of President in the Republic of Kazakhstan that will be held on April 26, 2015. By emphasizing the importance of international observers, the Speaker of the Mazhilis noted that it increases confidence and authority of elections that facilitates its openness and publicity. During the forty-second plenary meeting of the CIS countries a big block of issues was considered related to the model legislation in the spheres of tourism, audit, volunteers, in the areas of health, frontier security as well as counteraction to technological terrorism. Special attention is given to model acts elaborated specially for 70-years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of the years of 1941-1945. They are the Acts on “Perpetuation of fallens’ memory at the Fatherland defense” and “Patriotic education”.

17.04.2015

THE FINAL CEREMONY OF THE “MEMORY RACE” ACTION TOOK PLACE IN SAINT-PETERSBURG

Astana, April 17, the House of the Mazhilis. The delegation of the mazhilismen headed by the Chairman of the House Kabibulla Dzhakupov in the city of Saint-Petersburg took part in the final ceremony of the large-scale action “Memory Race” organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS in honour of 70-years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of the years of 1941-1945. This Action started on March 11 in the capital of Belorussia the city of Minsk. The delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly visited the capitals of the Commonwealth, where it visited the memorials raised in memory of fallen during the Great Patriotic War, and in the special capsules it took particles of the Eternal Flame away. During the final solemn ceremony in the Main yard of Tauride Palace the representatives of the parliaments of the states-members of IPA CIS joined the flames particles into one great torch – united fire of the Commonwealth that is handed to the branch of the State Museum of History of Saint-Petersburg – “Monument to heroic defenders of Leningrad”. Also within the frames of the solemn events in the Presidential library named after B.N. Yeltsin there was an opening of the exhibition “We won because we were united”. There are documents, photos, newsreel that recorded the main milestones of the Great Patriotic War of the years of 1941-1945. Also one can see the authentic things of armament and uniform, private and personal things of soldiers of the Red Army, awards and decorations. A separate exposition is devoted to Kazakhstan and Kazakhstani people’s contribution to the cause – Victory in the Great War. The members of the delegation of the Mazhilis were M. Ashimbayev, M. Begentayev, B. Yertayev, A. Kozhakhmetov, V. Rogalyev, R. Sarpekov, S.Seydumanov, A.Turtayev.

03.04.2015

VICE-SPEAKER OF THE MAZHILIS D.NAZARBAYEVA MET IN MOSCOW WITH THE LEADERS OF RUSSIAN FINANCE

Astana, April 03, the House of the Mazhilis. On April 02 within the frames of the working visit to Russian federation the Kazakhstan Parliamentary Delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Mazhilis Dariga Nazarbayeva held the meetings with the leaders of the Federal Service on Financial Monitoring (Rusfinmonitoring) and the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). The purpose of the visit to Moscow was the study of the Russian experience in the spheres of financial monitoring and tax administration. The Head of Rusfinmonitoring Mr. Yury Chikhanchin told the Kazakhstani delegation members about the establishment experience of the service headed by him, about the activity principles and directions, the instruments applied, the interaction format with other state authorities, directions of the international cooperation, and so on. Some special attention was given to get familiarized with the activity of the Risk Estimation Center. According to the results of the negotiations the following agreements have been achieved: agreement on continuation and enhancement of the cooperation, including in the sphere of profile staff training, etc. During the meeting in FTA the Head of the Authority Mr. Mikhail Mishustin introduced the Kazakhstan delegation to the main activity principles and directions of the Russia tax service. The Russian party has presented the current Internet-portal that provides both individuals and legal entities with the possibility to receive the simplified access to maximal number of state services in the tax sphere. The work effectiveness is achieved, including, at the expense of possible business expenditures and at tax payment by the individuals and interrelation with the tax authorities. The outcomes of the meeting were the agreements on continuation of Kazakhstan and Russia tax authorities’ collaboration. The deputy of the Mazhilis Gulzhana Karagussova and the senator Rashit Akhmetov took part in the meetings.

31.03.2015

K.DZHAKUPOV TOLD IN VIETNAM ABOUT THE MODERNIZATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

Astana, March 31, the House of the Mazhilis. The Delegation of Kazakh parliamentarians headed by Chairman of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov during the first official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, met with the students of the National Political Academy named after Ho Chi Minh, and also took part in the opening of the new building for the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Vietnam. K.Dzhakupov talked about the development features of modern Kazakhstan, about the programs of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev “Strategy 2050”, and the Program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development “Nurly Zhol”. - Vietnam set a target to achieve by 2020 the status on the industrial economy, the modernization of the manufacturing sector and increasing the share of high-tech industries. The course of your country for industrialization according to its aims and objectives, in turn, is closely linked to the new economic policy “Nurly Zhol”, the main core of which is the Plan for infrastructure development. The successful implementation of this plan will enable our country not only to counter threats and crises, but also enter in the thirty most developed countries in the world by 2050 - said the Speaker of the Mazhilis. According K.Dzhakupov practical interest for Kazakhstan is Saigon Hi-Tech Park that has been developing in the field of microelectronics, energy-saving and nanotechnology. In addition, members of the parliamentary delegation, consisting of Senator E.Mukayev, members of the Mazhilis M.Ashimbayev, R.Madinov, A.Bimendina, V.Kiyansky and U.Medeuov, took part in the opening of the new building for the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Vietnam. It is noted that this event is a vivid evidence of the States’ interest in strengthening of bilateral relations, the sign of a special relationship of friendship, trust and partnership.

28.03.2015

K. DZHAKUPOV DURING THE COURSE OF OFFICIAL VISIT TO VIETNAM TAKES PART IN THE 132ND ASSEMBLY OF INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION.

Astana, March 28, the House of the Mazhilis. The delegation of the Kazakhstani parliamentarian sheaded by the Chairman of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov officially visited the Social Republic of Vietnam, where today 132nd Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union has opened. The main theme of the high Parliamentary Forum of this year is the goals for sustainable development after the year of 2015. As a part of the general debate the speech of thee Chairman of the Mazhilis K. Dzhakupov is expected. The program scheduled meetings with President of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, and the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Speakers from Vietnam, Jordan, and Sweden. Today, in the framework of the official visit the Kazakh parliamentarians visited the province of Quang Ninh–a developed industrial and tourist region in the northeastern Vietnam. In the administrative center of the province of Halonge city the Speaker of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov met with the Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Quang Ninh province Do Hy Hoan. K.Dzhakupov congratulated on the 85thanniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as well as the 70th anniversary of the independence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Speaker of the Mazhilis informed about important programs that are implemented in Kazakhstan today. This, above all, was the New Economic Policy “Nurly Zhol”. As promising areas of cooperation the parties noted the sphere of tourism, oil and gas industry, as well as cooperation in the framework of free trade area establishment with the Customs Union. Kabibulla Dzhakupov and Do Hy Hoan stressed the importance of the Kazakh-Vietnamese relations strengthening, including those between the regions. The meeting was also attended by members of the delegation of the Mazhilis M.Ashimbaev, R.Madinov, V.Kiyansky, U.Medeuov, and the Senator E.Mukayev.

27.03.2015

The MAZHILIS – EU: THE COMMITTEE FOR PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION

Astana, March 27, the House of Mazhilis. Today the deputy of the Mazhilis in the Parliament, a member of the Committee for Parliamentary cooperation “Republic of Kazakhstan – European Union” Aygul Solovyeva accepted the head of the Central Asia Department of European service for foreign actions Toyvo Klaar. During the conversation about the ties strengthening Aigul Solovyova stressed the importance of the visit of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev to Brussels, during which the work on drafting the Agreement on enhanced partnership and cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union was started. Toyvo Klaar assured that the EU is making efforts to enhance cooperation, including the matters of liberalization and facilitation of visa regime. By noting the dynamics of the bilateral relations development in the economic and trade issues, the two parties expressed their hope for active cooperation of parliamentarians within the Cooperation group. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan Aurelia Bouchez and the deputy of the Mazhilis, secretary of the Committee of the House on Ecology and the Environment and Nature Management Shavhat Utemisov.

27.03.2015

VICE-SPEAKER OF THE MAZHILIS S. DYACHENKO MET WITH THE PARLIAMENTARIANS OF INDONESIA

Astana, March 27, the House of Mazhilis. Today the deputy chairman of the Mazhilis Sergey Dyachenko accepted in the Parliament the vice-speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia Fahri Hamza arrived to Kazakhstan as the head of the parliamentary delegation. It was noted at the meeting that Kazakhstan considers Indonesia as one of the leading countries in South - East Asia. New impetus to bilateral cooperation was given by the mutual state visits of the two presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Susilo Yudhoyono. Indonesia, in turn, sees Kazakhstan as one of the most important partners in Central Asia, stressed the Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives, by expressing support for all efforts to strengthen bilateral political, economic, cultural and humanitarian contacts. Sergey Dyachenko expressed his gratitude for the support of the candidacy of Astana to host the International specialized exhibition “EXPO-2017” in Kazakhstan and invited the Indonesian businessmen to take an active part in this exhibition. By noting the dynamic development of bilateral relations, at the same time the two parties expressed the need for better use of trade and economic and investment potential between the two countries. Some particular emphasis is placed upon inter-parliamentary cooperation. The deputies of the Mazhilis from political parties “Nur Otan”, "Ak Zhol”, “CNPK” and the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan – Abai Tasbulatov, Svetlana Kadralieva, Aikyn Konurov and Ahmed Muradov, respectively, took part in the conversation for a wide spectrum of issues.

27.03.2015

The Deputy K. Sultanov met with the UN Special Rapporteur

Astana, March 27, the House of Mazhilis. Today the deputy of the Mazhilis, a member of the Committee from the House on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Kuanysh Sultanov met with the UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tunkak on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and transportation and burial of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights. The deputy spoke in detail about the environmental rights of Kazakhstani citizens enshrined by the Constitution, the Environmental Code of Kazakhstan, and the Concept to Sustainable Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the years for 2007-2024. B.Tunkak highly praised Kazakhstan’s human rights activities, and also praised the contribution of Kazakhstan in regional and global issues settlement, particularly in the area of social policy of the country. In turn, K. Sultanov thanked the UN Special Rapporteur for constructive cooperation in the protection and promotion of human rights and expressed the readiness of Kazakhstan to further constructive cooperation with UN institutions. Information collected at the end of the visit, will be presented in the report by B.Tunkak in United Nations Human Rights Council.

26.03.2015

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MAZHILIS K. DZHAKUPOV ACCEPTED THE DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Astana, March 26, the House of Mazhilis. Today the Chairman of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov accepted the delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. It is headed by the deputy head of the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Cooperation “Republic of Korea - Republic of Kazakhstan” Unsok Zhang. Welcoming the colleagues, the speaker of the Mazhilis noted that for the past 23 years since the diplomatic relations establishment the Republic of Korea has become one of key strategic partners of Kazakhstan in East Asia. - Over the last year, bilateral commodity circulation amounted to about $ 2 billion USD. There is an economic effect from more than 800 joint ventures in Kazakhstan with the participation of the South Korean capital, - said K. Dzhakupov. The Chairman of the Mazhilis invited the South Korean business to actively participate in industrial and innovative projects under the New Economic Policy “Nurly Zhol”. In this context the parts noted the ongoing projects of gas chemical complex in Atyrau region, the projects for the field “Zhambyl” and Balkhash thermal power-station. The Chairman of the Mazhilis called for Korean companies also to take an active part in the EXPO-2017 in Astana. The development of a successful business in Kazakhstan, stressed Kabibulla Dzhakupov, is promoted by favorable investment climate, as well as inter-ethnic harmony in the multi-confessional country in which representatives of 130 nations live. Their interests are represented by the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan that has the constitutional status. Thus, in the Mazhilis 9 deputies from the Assembly are elected to the Parliament and among them the deputy Roman Kim, who heads the Association of Koreans in Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Economic Union that started to work in this year, promises new benefits for South Korean companies in Kazakhstan, said K. Dzhakupov. Now the joint ventures with South Korean capital obtain access to a multimillion-dollar consumer market of the countries participants in the Customs Union and the EEU, including the framework of the “Eurasian initiative” of the Republic of Korea. During the first visit to Astana of the head of the Korean delegation Unsok Zhang expressed his admiration for the construction of the new capital of Kazakhstan, noting that the republic under the leadership of First President Nursultan Nazarbayev is dynamically developing. The parties noted the importance of the parliamentary component. In this regard, the Chairman of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov handed an invitation to the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Mr. Eui Hva Chon to visit our country on an official visit. Delegation of the guests was presented by members of the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Cooperation “Republic of Korea - Republic of Kazakhstan”: Won Wook Lee, Jeong Sik Cho and Lichzhe Lee and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Kazakhstan Pac Chuhёn. From the Kazakh side – the deputes of the Mazhilis S.Aimbetov, M.Ashimbaev, Zh.Duysebaev and A. Kozhahmetov.

16.03.2015

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MAZHILIS K. DZHAKUPOV ACCEPTED THE AMBASSADOR OF FINLAND I. RAYSENEN

Astana, March 16, the House of Mazhilis. Today the Chairman of the Mazhilis Kabibulla Dzhakupov accepted in the Parliament the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Finland in Kazakhstan Ilkku Raysenen. In the course of conversation, by noting the dynamics of trade and economic ties, the Speaker of the Chamber appealed Finnish companies to take active part in the international exhibition “EXPO-2017” in Astana. According to K. Dzhakupov there are more than 80 joint ventures in the key sectors of Kazakhstani economy. The New economic policy “Nurly Zhol” and the Program of forced-industrial development implemented within its frames open the greater possibilities for businessmen. At that the Chairman of the Mazhilis paid attention to the potential that began to pursue within the CIS space of Eurasian economic union. In turn the Finnish Ambassador said that the perspectives for further mutually beneficial cooperation of two countries are set in the Strategy “Kazakhstan-2050”. The interlocutors also expressed their opinion about enhance of bilateral relations, the integral part of which are the relations between the parliaments. Also they spoke about the questions of the forth coming electoral campaigns in two countries: the presidential elections in Kazakhstan and the parliamentarian one in Finland.

12.03.2015

Kazakhstan – Slovakia: about perspectives of cooperation

Astana, March 12. The House of Mazhilis. Today the deputy from the Mazhilis, a member of the Chamber Committee on international affairs, defense and security Kuanysh Sultanov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovak Republic in Kazakhstan Peter Uza. During the meeting the parties discussed the perspectives of bilateral relations development, noting the necessity to stir up the trade and investment cooperation subject to the current potential of both countries. Kuanysh Sultanov told about the social-economic tasks of our country within the frameworks of the Strategy “Kazakhstan – 2050”, the program of “Nurly-Zhol”, the priorities of Kazakhstani market in the terms of Eurasian economic union, about measures to establish investment climate in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as about the Kazakhstan model of international and interdenominational accord. In his turn the Slovak diplomat noted the Kazakhstan’s contribution into the settlement process of regional and global issues, especially, in the questions of peace and security making, achievement of stable development and settlement of humanitarian affairs. P. Uza highly appreciated the role and importance of Kazakhstan as astable factor in the Central Asia.

06.03.2015

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE MAZHILIS S.DYACHENKO AS THE SPECIAL ENVOY OF THE PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN VISITED MONTENEGRO

Astana, March 06, the House of Mazhilis. Within the frames if visit of the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev, the Deputy Chairman of the Mazhilis of thee Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sergey Dyachenko into Montenegro met with the President of the country Filip Vujanovic, the Vide-president of the Parliament Sulo Mustafic. During the meeting with the President of Montenegro, S.Dyachenko conveyed warm greeting words and the best wishes to Filip Vujanovic and the people of Montenegro. He emphasized that Kazakhstan considers Montenegro as a close and important partner in Balkan region. The Parties stated that cooperation between two countries is developed in the spirit of mutual understanding and support. The proximity of two countries’ attitudes on the most important issues of the international notice, especially forces to strengthen the peace and security was noted. The leader of the Kazakhstani delegation stressed that Astana has highly appreciated the Montenegro’s support for the Kazakhstan’s application to be the chair in the OSCE and the participation of Montenegro’s delegation at top level. By informing the Head of Montenegro about economic and social reforms implemented in Kazakhstan for the last years, the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has informed that Kazakhstan takes the 50th place according to the degree of business and investment climate among 200 countries of the world. It was noted that our country has accumulated more than 80% of all the investment attracted to the Central Asia from Europe, America and Asia, which formed about 200 milliard USD for the years of Independence. For its part F. Vujanovic gave positive praise to the preparation of Kazakhstan to hold EXPO-2017. The President of Montenegro with great interest listened to the new economic policy “Nurly Zhol” initiated by the President N.A. Nazarbayev, which is directed to the infrastructure development of Kazakhstan. Speaking about the Kazakhstan’s achievements in the international ring, S.Dyachenko mentioned about the role and contribution of our country into the strengthening of religious and transcontinental safety within the frames of OSCE, SCO, CSTO, and UN. In particular, he mentioned about the Kazakhstan’s assistance in stabilization of economic situation in Afghanistan, participation in the UN peace-making mission in the Western Africa. The initiative of Astana to close the nuclear testing facilities in Semipalatinsk and rejection from the nuclear weapon of the fourth by capacity in the world was spoken as one of the considerable measures to strengthen the safety in the world. The Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan S.Dyachenko paid attention of the leaders of Montenegro on consecutive counteraction of Kazakhstan in relation to the activities of terroristic and extremist organizations. Summarizing the above-mentioned and also noting that Kazakhstan is the state where economy is actively developed and stability, international and inter-religious consent is supported, the Special Envoy of the President of Kazakhstan expressed the formal request to support the candidate of Kazakhstan to be a temporary member in UN Security Council for the year 2017-2018. At the same time S.Dyachenko in solemn atmosphere handed the personal Message of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in to the President of Montenegro F.Vyjanovic. Thanking for warm greeting words and wishes on behalf of the President of Kazakhstan, the President of Montenegro sent the best wishes to the Head of the State and the people of Kazakhstan. He noted that he met with the President of Kazakhstan more than once and took part in the Summit of OSCE in Astana. The President of Montenegro was great attentive to the request of the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev to support the candidate of Kazakhstan to be a temporary member of UNSC for the years 2017-2018. In this context the President of Montenegro noted that he will inform the Prime-Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about his positive opinion regarding the request of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At the same time he expressed his confidence that the Government will back up the request of Kazakhstan. The leaders of Montenegro mentioned that Podgorica is interested in enlargement of two-sided relations and called Astana upon for activation of Kazakhstani-Montenegro cooperation in the areas of energy, mining and mineral resource industry, tourism and trade, since the potential of two-countries has not been used yet. Also it was noted that enlargement of business contacts in B2B format is important, as well as the development of contractual-legal basis and establishment of cooperation groups along the line of inter-parliament interaction. The Parliament of Montenegro expressed the readiness to facilitate in the development of wide spectrum of cooperation both in two-sided and many-sided formats, including the United Nations Organization. With the purpose of the further development of two-sided relations the parliamentarians of Montenegro offered to hold the next meeting in Astana. At the same time the President of Montenegro offered to consider the possibility of the Montenegro Prime-Minister’s visit to Astana. On the whole it is necessary to note that the negotiations were held in amicable and constructive atmosphere.