Kazakh Secretary of State partook in Women's Business Forum in Uzbekistan
The Forum witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Commission for Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan and the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan.
Kazakh Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova arrived in the Republic of Uzbekistan on a working visit, the Akorda's press service reports.
As part of the visit, the Secretary of State at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Women's Committee Narbayeva took part in the Business Forum of Women of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The Forum was attended by members of the National Commission for Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan, deputies of parliament, representatives of governmental agencies, Atameken national chamber of entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, as well as women's business community.
In her welcome speech, Gulshara Abdykalikova underlined that the country's President Nazarbayev pays special attention to develop bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The Kazakh Secretary of State emphasized the words of the head of state: "A true brotherhood nature of relations between our peoples has developed over centuries and reinforced by decent common history and rich spiritual heritage of our ancestors."
Abdykalikova noted that Kazakhstan conducts the national policy aimed at expanding economic possibilities of women.
"One of the key directions to establish a democratic society is to reach a gender balance. Over the years of independence, considerable results have been reached. We reached sustainable progress in the participation of women in politics. 29 women are deputies of the Majilis, that makes up 27% of the total number of deputies. A dynamic sector of women's entrepreneurship is established in the economy. 44% of small- and medium-sized business subjects, that make up the third of all workplaces in this sector, are headed by women," said the Kazakh Secretary of State.
The Forum witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Commission for Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan and the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, as well as innovative business projects of businesswomen of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan were presented, a constructive exchange of advanced experience was held.
Kazakh Secretary of State Abdykalikova discussed with Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Women's Committee Narbayeva the current issues of cooperation of women's business communities, as well as the increase of the role and expansion of women's possibilities.