Majilis Chairman meets former PM of Japan Yasuo Fukuda in Astana

19 October, 2018, 16:46 400
Majilis Chairman meets former PM of Japan Yasuo Fukuda in Astana

Nurlan Nigmatulin and Yasuo Fukuda have discussed a range of issues in politics, digitalization and support for young people. 

Nurlan Nigmatulin has met with Chairman of the Asian Population and Development Association, former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda. The meeting was held on the margins of the 'Investments in Youth. We're not leaving anybody neglected' international Conference taking place in Astana these days, BNews.kz reports. 

Speaking about the timeliness of the Forum's topic, Nurlan Nigmatulin underlined that the support of the youth had been one of the main directions of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's policy since the independence, and it reflected in all strategic documents of the head of state that day. 

In his turn, Yasuo Fukuda noted that the share of Kazakhstan's youth from the total population of the country was high allowing the youth to become the country's foundation and to ensure the country's further dynamic development. Yasuo Fukuda also underlined Kazakhstan's dynamic sustainable development and stable political situation. 

Talking about the cooperation between Kazakhstan and Japan, Nurlan Nigmatulin noted that over 25 years after the establishment of diplomatic relations Astana and Tokyo remained reliable partners and allies in many matters, in particular, in nuclear disarmament, peaceful use of atomic energy and so on. Yasuo Fukuda marked the important role of the President of Kazakhstan in nuclear non-proliferation and establishing peace. 

The interlocutors expressed reciprocal interest to develop the bilateral interaction, including youth policy, training. 

Nurlan Nigmatulin noted the importance of Japan's experience in digital technologies for Kazakhstan. 

On the same day, Majilis speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin has held meetings with vice speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Boriy Alikhanov and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan Mirlan Bakirov within the Conference.