Astana, October 24, the House of Mazhilis. Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the Mazhilis, addressed the 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva.
Within the general debates, N.Nigmatulin noted that human rights and basic freedoms, respect of which is the significant factor of peace and well-being, are essential to ensure friendly relations and cooperation development between all the states and peoples.
- This year, Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of Independence. In a relatively short time, our country headed by the First President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev has achieved significant results in terms of political and socio-economic reforms. Huge work has been performed in the field of guaranteeing the universal suffrage, representation, gender equality and human rights, - N. Nigmatulin said.
As the Speaker of the Mazhilis noted, fast-growing national system of the human rights protection, one of the important elements of which is the Commission for human rights under the President of RK, is established in Kazakhstan.
Nurlan Nigmatulin reminded that over the last year, Kazakhstan has conducted the range of important reforms in the field of improving national legislation and confirmed its commitment to democracy principles and ensuring of the human rights in the country.
Inter-Parliamentary Union, established in 1889, is an international organization, serving for coordination of the activities of the world parliaments. As of today, members of the organization are the parliaments of 166 countries and 10 associated members. IPU has the status of observer at the United Nations.
The Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan became the member of IPU on March 4, 1993. Delegation of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan is established as the national group of IPU, the Chairman of the Mazhilis is the head of the delegation.
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