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Meeting of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was Held

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by April 9, 2020 General

A meeting of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held under chairmanship of Dariga Nazarbayeva.

The Chairperson of the Senate noted that in connection with the introduction of an emergency situation in the country in order to maintain safety, a procedure for the conduct of the Senate meeting was changed. Video conferencing will be used for reports and answers to questions on the bills considered at the meeting of the Chamber.

At the meeting, members of the parliament discussed the draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Countering the Legalization (Laundering) of Criminally Obtained Incomes and Financing of Terrorism.” During the discussion, it was proposed to envisage the inclusion of an individual in the list of organizations and persons associated with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and (or) in the list of organizations and persons associated with the financing of terrorism and extremism as the basis for the forced cessation of the activities of an individual entrepreneur. The MPs also made a number of changes that correspond to the norms of the articles of the bill, as well as those related to the rules of legal writing. The document, as amended by the senators, was sent to the Mazhilis.

Further, as part of the agenda of the meeting, the draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On ratification of the protocol on amending the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the stay of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated May 11, 2012” was discussed.

Senator Saule Aitpayeva, who acted as a co-speaker on this bill, noted that its aim is to create the legal basis for cooperation between the governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. “The expected result of ratification of the Protocol will be bringing the order of entry and exit of children with identification of their identities in line with international standards, as well as increasing the effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries in migration issues,” noted S. Aitpayeva.

The senators also ratified the Second Protocol on Amendments to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992, the Second Protocol on Amendments to the CSTO Charter of October 7, 2002, the Third Protocol on Amendments to the CSTO Charter of October 7, 2002, and the Second Protocol on amending the CSTO Legal Status Agreement of October 7, 2002. The expected result of the ratification of these documents will be the strengthening of mutual cooperation of the CSTO member states in the interests of ensuring and strengthening national, regional and international security and stability, as well as strengthening the legal status, increasing the effective activity of the CSTO member states, as well as the permanent working bodies of the CSTO.

Further, as part of the agenda, the senators ratified the Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States of America on consular privileges and immunities. The purpose of the Agreement is to create favorable conditions, as well as to strengthen the protection enjoyed by consular offices, consular officers, consular employees and members of their families of the two countries.

The members of the Chamber considered the issue of ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on labor activities and the protection of the rights of migrant workers who are citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Kazakhstan and migrant workers who are citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to Senator Murat Bakhtiyaruly, who acted as a co-speaker on this bill, the purpose of the Agreement is to implement measures to regulate migration flows and prevent illegal labor in the territories of the states of the parties.

During the Senate meeting, Senator Ali Bektayev’s deputy inquiry was heard regarding the implementation of anti-crisis measures in the agricultural sector, which noted that in the current state of emergency due to the pandemic, timely and high-quality spring field work is very important. Moreover, the production of agricultural products should not stop for the uninterrupted supply of citizens of the country with fresh high-quality products grown by our agricultural producers. “Rural workers need to sow 22.5 million hectares of cultivated land, prepare feed for livestock, increase livestock, ensure food security in our country,” the MP noted.

 

 

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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