Kazakh parliamentary delegation participated in roundtable at European Parliament

October 20. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Kazakh parliamentary delegation participated in roundtable at European ParliamentA Kazakh parliamentary delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Majilis Vladimir Bobrov took part in a roundtable entitled “The Strategy of the EU in Central Asia and new Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and EU on enhanced partnership”.

As MEP, member of the European Parliament delegation to Kazakhstan Bogdan Marcinkiewicz noted, an idea on holding this event appeared after beginning of the Kazakh-EU talks on a new agreement on enhanced partnership and cooperation. Taking into account, that, according to the Treaty of Lisbon, the main legislative body of the EU plays active role in signing international organizations, the European parliamentarians proposed to discuss prospects and directions of this document with the Kazakh parliamentarians. “Central Asia is a strategic partner of the European Union, and we should maintain it. And Kazakhstan is a country, which is a main leader of this region,” B.Marcinkiewicz said.

Paolo Bartolozzi, head of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Central Asia and Mongolia, outlined that the new bilateral document between the EU and Kazakhstan meets the interests of the two countries, which strive for strengthening relationships with each other. “Kazakhstan is an important political, economic and energy partner of the EU. But a modern agreement is necessary for cooperation development. In this connection the parliamentarians should exchange opinions on the current talks, which will play important role in strengthening ties between our peoples,” he emphasized.

Vladimir Bobrov noted importance of such parliamentary discussion, which promotes relations development between the sides and told about main achievements of interaction between the parties over the years of cooperation.

“Presently, our relations have a powerful basis for further development and diversification of cooperation. being an active adherent to integration processes in the Central Asian region, Kazakhstan is ready to exert maximum efforts for strengthening interregional cooperation with the European partners. I am confident that the European experience in integration of the countries in a single economic and political space could be useful for our region,” V.Bobrov said.

Majilis deputy Kamal Burkhanov noted importance of meetings of the sides at the parliamentary level, hence it promotes bilateral cooperation development.

As Head of Kazakhstan’s Mission to the EU Yerik Utembayev noted, “taking into account new approaches in the Kazakh-European relations, it is time to develop and sign a new agreement.”

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2413127

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Kazakhstan ready to be mediator in mending relations between West and Islamic world – Bobrov

October 20. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Kazakhstan is ready to be a mediator in mending relations between the West and the Islamic world.

Deputy Chairman of the Kazakh Majilis Vladimir Bobrov has said at a roundtable entitled “The Strategy of the EU in Central Asia and new Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and EU on enhanced partnership”.

The Kazakh parliamentarian reminded that this year our country chairs the OIC. “I am confident that Kazakhstan’s experience in the OSCE will be useful in the OIC and give it “a new breath,” he said.

V.Bobrov noted, that in the light of the current events in North Africa and the Middle East, Kazakhstan faces a serious task on rendering assistance on stabilizing the situation in the region and support of the countries in the transition period, using the mechanisms and institutions of the Organization.

“Taking into account active participation of our European partners in the process of stabilization and rendering assistance to these countries, Kazakhstan is ready to be a mediator in the issue regarding mending of relations between the West and the Muslim world through the current regional structures. It will allow to create additional conditions for formation of a constructive dialogue between the two largest civilizations of the world,” V.Bobrov emphasized.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2413157

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Kazakhstan is the most stable state in Central Asia – Cezary Bardzinski

October 20. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Kazakhstan is the most stable state in Central Asia, and it should become a model for other countries of the region. Cezary Bardzinski, representative of the Polish Permanent Representation Office in EU has said at a roundtable entitled “The Strategy of the EU in Central Asia and new Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and EU on enhanced partnership”.

As he noted, Kazakhstan is the most stable state in Central Asia, hence the EU should pay priority attention to this country. “We will start all European initiates from Kazakhstan. Hence Kazakhstan was the first country, with which we began talks on a new agreement on enhanced partnership and cooperation,” Cezary Bardzinski said.

Besides, the Polish representative outlined, that such estimations by the EU of Kazakhstan’s role in the region are connected with economic prosperity and stability of Kazakhstan and the growing role the country plays in the international arena.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2413132

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