Kazakh Senate Speaker met his Uzbek counterpart Nuriddinjon Ismailov
The participants of the meeting confessed readiness of legislative bodies to expand multifaceted relations.
Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held negotiations with Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nuriddinjon Ismailov, Bnews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Tokayev underlined that Kazakh-Uzbek relations have reached the special dynamic, firstly, owing to the efforts of the heads of our states.
"The active cooperation and interaction of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on the international arena determines successful economic development, stability, and security of entire Central Asia," said the Senate Speaker.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the Article 'Seven Faces of the Great Steppe' by Nursultan Nazarbayev. According to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the head of state, in his work [the Article], proposes to creatively reconsider the heritage of the past, properly assess the contribution of our people to the world civilization.
"We should be proud of our past so to newly determine development prospects of our state," said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The large-scale projects initiated by the President, according to the Senate Chairman, will be a natural continuation of the Ruhani Zhangyru programme.
The Senate Speaker spoke of to strengthen interparliamentary relations with Uzbekistan and contacts with Uzbek counterparts within international organizations.
The participants of the meeting confessed readiness of legislative bodies to expand trade and economic, transit and transport, humanitarian relations,
Tokayev highly assessed the results of the first Forum of Interregional Cooperation held on November 15 in the city of Shymkent and noted the necessity to continue such meetings among business circles. According to the Head of the Upper Chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, such meetings will give a serious impetus to contacts between the border areas and will enable to significantly update the bilateral trade.
The volume, as the heads of two states said, should reach US $5 billion by 2020, and according to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, it will take a great effort of both governments and Parliaments.
In turn, Nuriddinjon Ismailov said that the Uzbek side intends to make every effort to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation between the states.