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Belarus interested in Kazakhstan's experience of reforming civil service, utilities industry

Politics 16.03.2017 | 17:29
Nurlan Nigmatulin and Marianna Shchetkina
Nurlan Nigmatulin and Marianna Shchetkina

MINSK, 16 March (BelTA) – Belarus is interested in Kazakhstan's experience of reforming civil service and utilities industry. The statement was made by Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Marianna Shchetkina as she met with Nurlan Nigmatulin, head of the lower chamber of the Kazakh parliament, in Minsk on 16 March, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian MP noted that Kazakhstan is a key partner for Belarus across the board. She said it is extremely important to bolster interparliamentary ties in addition to advancing trade, economic, and regional interaction and cooperating in science and space exploration. “We are very interested in Kazakhstan's experience. We know that several years ago you made sweeping changes in the legislation on civil service, on terms of admission and careers. We are also interested in your experience with regard to utilities industry,” said the Deputy Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus.

Marianna Shchetkina noted that in 2016 Belarus-Kazakhstan trade dropped by nearly 30% to slightly more than $419 million. She said she believes that MPs should make their own contribution to restoring and enhancing the trade and economic ties. The deputy head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament assured that the Belarusian side is interested in commissioning as soon as possible another six assembly enterprises in Kazakhstan.

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