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by February 25, 2020 General

Mazhilis Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin met with a delegation of the European Parliament led by Co Chair of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee ‘Kazakhstan the European Union’ Fulvio Martusciello, has learnt from the Chamber’s press service.

Nigmatulin noted that the European Union is a strategic partner of our country and emphasized that the leadership of Kazakhstan pays special attention to cooperation with Brussels. The EU accounts for about half of Kazakhstan’s foreign trade and investment.

The Mazhilis Speaker expressed confidence that the Agreement on Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union, which will fully enter into force on March 1, will mark the beginning of a new stage in the history of bilateral relations.

In this regard, according to the Chairman of the Mazhilis, the effective interaction of Kazakhstani and European parliamentarians is of particular importance. Close working contacts will contribute to its development in the framework of the activities of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Republic of Kazakhstan the European Union, a friendship group that first began its work, as well as through inter party cooperation.

In turn, Co Chair of the Republic of Kazakhstan European Union Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Fulvio Martusciello emphasized that the European Parliament attaches particular importance to strengthening relations with our country, because Kazakhstan is a strategic partner of Europe and is the leader among Central Asian countries.

At the same time, Fulvio Martusciello noted the rapid pace of our country’s development, as well as the great steps that Kazakhstan is taking to strengthen human rights. Reforms in the sphere of justice, in particular, aimed at strengthening the participation of citizens in public life, were praised by the member of the European Parliament.

Nurlan Nigmatulin also emphasized the importance of using the existing potential to build relations, primarily in the sphere of transport infrastructure, digitalization, green technologies, agriculture, ecology, and tourism.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050