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Dariga Nazarbayeva met with Premiere and Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore

23 February, 14:56 111
Dariga Nazarbayeva met with Premiere and Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore

A wide range of issues of development of bilateral cooperation was discussed.

Chairman of the Committee for international relations, defense and security of the Senate of Parliament Dariga Nazarbayev visited Singapore to participate in the Lee Kuan Yew exchange program initiated by the Government of Singapore. It was reported by the press service of the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz reports.  

Dariga Nazarbayeva together with Premiere of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong discussed a wide range of issues of development of bilateral cooperation, including the correlation of the program “Nurly Zhol” with the initiative “Belts and Roads”. She told about the presidency of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council.

A thematic briefing of the UN Security Council at the high level on the theme: “Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: trust measures” under the chairmanship of President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev became key. Singapore was proposed to jointly promote this agenda, one of the directions of which can be the activization of cooperation between the state members of the Agreement on nuclear free zone in Southeast Asia and Central Asian nuclear weapon free zone.  

The chairman of the Senate Committee of Kazakhstan congratulated Lee Hsien Loong with the chairmanship of Singapore in ASEAN noting the special attention to the potential of the development of cooperation between the Association and the Eurasian Economic Union.

At the meeting with prominent politician, chief honorary minister Goh Chok Tong, the main aspects of bilateral relations with the emphasis on the intensifying the cooperation in trade and education.

“Kazakhstan is a large trade partner of Singapore in Central Asia, the potential of the initiative “Belts and roads” is huge, in the implementation of which the two states can play key roles,” the Singapore politician said.

The issue of strengthening of interparliamentary relations Nazarbayeva discussed at the meeting with speaker of the Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin where the sides noted the dynamics of the development of an interparliamentary dialogue, to which mutual visits of the heads of legislative branches of authority of the two countries in 2016-2017 gave a considerable impetus.

The issues of development of foreign policy and economic contacts between the two states, strengthening security and non-proliferation in the world were the main task of the talk with head of Foreign Ministry of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan.

Vivian Balakrishnan told about the main priorities of Singapore in the post of chairman of ASEAN, expressed gratitude to Kazakhstan for the support in the promotion of the issue of creating a zone of free trade between Singapore and the EAEU, underlined that the formation such a zone will considerably activate the trade and economic and investment cooperation between the states.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship Askar Beisenbayev also took part in the events.

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