Korber Foundation reps visit Kazakh Parliament


Muratbek Makulbekov

Korber Foundation reps visit Kazakh ParliamentRepresentatives of the Korber Foundation headed by Executive Director for International Affairs Thomas Paulsen have visited the Kazakh Parliament on Tuesday, August 31. The press service of the Majilis reports.

Deputies of Majilis Committee on International Affairs, defense and Security Viktor Rogalyov, Natalya Gellert and Kamal Burkhanov received the guests.

“Annually the Foundation members leave for a country which has special strategic significance for Germany. Today’s visit to Kazakhstan is held in the important time. In 2010 Kazakhstan assumed the presidency of the OSCE. In December, 2010 Astana will hold the OSCE Summit, and this year the country celebrates the Year of Germany”, Thomas Paulsen said.

It is noted that Kazakhstan and Germany has many sectors where both sides are interested in partnership. It is the issues of stability maintenance in Afghanistan, energy security, drug trafficking, resources security, international crime and terrorism, coexistence of representatives of religions and faiths, Iran problem and other topical issues.

V.Rogalyov informed the guests of independent Kazakhstan’s achievements, the bicameral Parliament’s structure, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s policy which is directed to nuclear disarmament, interethnic and interfaith concord maintenance.


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Kazakhstan is committed to democracy policy


Kazakhstan Ombudsman Askar Shakirov met with representatives of German Korber Foundation on Wednesday, the press service of the Ombudsman informs. 

This Foundation unites young politicians of Bundestag apparatus, federal Chancellery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense, several embassies and institution involved in German and European foreign policy.

Kazakh Ombudsman introduced the activities of his institution to the guests, the order of consideration of requests, practice of interaction with state bodies and non-governmental organization, etc.

The participants experssed common views on the country committed to dimocracy policy. The relevance of events that were held in the sphere of human rights protection in the framework of the presidency of Kazakhstan in the OSCE was emphasized.