Astana, May 22, House of Mazhilis. Today the Chairman of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin welcomed the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia in Kazakhstan Zurab Abashidze.
During the meeting, the promising areas of further strengthening of Kazakhstan-Georgia relationships, including the interparliamentary dialogue development, were discussed.
The Speaker of the Mazhilis congratulated the diplomat on the 25 years of establishing diplomacy relationships between the two states, as well as on the upcoming national day of Georgia on May 26 – Independence Day.
According to N. Nigmatulin, Georgia is the significant foreign policy partner of Kazakhstan with whom the constructive extending dialogue is built.
Concerning the international agenda, the Speaker of the Mazhilis noted that the countries unite similar positions in strengthening of the regional safety and stability.
N. Nigmatulin pointed out the importance of negotiations on Syria regulation held in Astana under the President of Kazakhstan. The Chairman of the Mazhilis noted the significance of the recent negotiations of the Head of the state with the heads of the giant countries on Syria conflict - Russia and Turkey - held in Beijing as well as on security issues in general – during the meetings within “The USA – Islamic world” summit in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
In turn Zurab Abashidze, talking on the membership of our country in UNSC, expressed confidence that Kazakhstan will introduce great contribution to the settlement of the regional and global security issues.
By the speakers, the two countries have large potential in economic field.
As N. Nigmatulin noted, the foreign trade turnover for 2016 was 41 mln. USD. According to the Chairman of the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan welcomes the initiative of Georgia to recover direct economic connections of Adjara with Mangistau region, port cities of Batumi and Aktau. N. Nigmatulin also expressed confidence that with the development of Trans-Caspian international transport route such cooperation will get significant acceleration and will further increase export and import of goods between the two countries.
The speakers paid special attention to strengthening of the interparliamentary interaction. N. Nigmatulin noted the need to actively use the potential of parliament groups on cooperation and profile committees. The Chairman of the Mazhilis also informed Georgian diplomat on political reforms, having pointed out that the presidential government system is maintained in Kazakhstan.
N. Nigmatulin and Z. Abashidze expressed confidence that interparliamentary contacts will facilitate further strengthening of bilateral relationships.
(O.Abramova 74-68-44, photo taken by Zh.Kuspanov. Distributed by press-service of the Mazhilis)
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