OSCE Encourages Transformations in Kazakhstan
delegation of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by the Deputy Chairperson of the Senate A. Shakirov takes part in the 19th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe held in Vienna. The delegation members are Senate Deputies M. Bortnik, T. Mukashev and Majilis Deputies S. Abdrakhmanov and Z. Akhmetbekov.
In his speech at a joint plenary meeting of the General Committees, A. Shakirov told the Assembly Members about the political and democratic transformations pending in Kazakhstan.
In particular, he mentioned the measures taken as part of the concept of a hearing state to develop a multi party system, strengthen the rights of the parliamentary opposition, involve women and youth in the legislative sphere, improve the law enforcement system and peaceful assembly laws.
When summing up the meeting, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli highly appreciated the reforms pending in Kazakhstan and the personal participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev in this process.
Given the significant contribution of the Leader of State to the activities of the OSCE PA, G. Tsereteli invited him to visit the upcoming events of the Assembly as an honored guest, in particular the annual session in Vancouver in July.
During the session, the Vice Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan held a series of meetings with the leaders of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of the Austrian Parliament Wolfgang Sobotka.
The Parliament Deputies participate in the debates of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security; the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment; and the General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions. The key agenda issues include the fight against discrimination and intolerance, the resolution of protracted conflicts, the consequences of climate change, etc.
Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan