MINSK, 16 December (BelTA) - Belarus is an important economic, political and trading partner for Kazakhstan, said Amangali Berdalin, a member of the Committee on Agrarian Issues of Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, BelTA has learned.
“I would like to thank you for the invitation to come to Minsk, as well as for the high level of our meetings, for the cordial hospitality on the Belarusian soil. I would also like to thank you for sending Belarusian MPs as international observers at the presidential election in our country. We appreciate it. Belarus is an economic, political and trade partner for us. We implement big economic and investment programs and projects,” said Amangali Berdalin.
According to him, Belarus and Kazakhstan have been actively developing relations in culture. “The Days of Kazakhstan's Culture have been recently held. Prior to that in Astana, we enjoyed the performance of our Belarusian counterparts, and also a large exhibition. All our people are grateful for this,” the MP said.
“I would also like to emphasize our inter-parliamentary relations. MPs of the two countries always support each other at a high level. In the Mazhilis we have a group of cooperation with the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus. It includes 21 people. It is chaired by the vice speaker of our Parliament. Our groups are working together. Yesterday we had a meeting, added,” Amangali Berdalin said.
On 16 December Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Valery Mitskevich met with a delegation of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of its visit to Belarus. The parties discussed the development of inter-parliamentary contacts, cooperation between the legislative bodies of both countries at international platforms, issues of assistance in deepening Belarus-Kazakhstan ties in trade, economic and humanitarian areas.
A parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan is visiting Belarus on 15-16 December. Kazakhstan's MPs are set to visit Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ), the agricultural complex Dzerzhinsky, get familiar with the products made by the Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom.