MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan Pavel Utyupin met with the speaker of the lower chamber of the Kazakh parliament Yerlan Koshanov on 14 April, BelTA has learned.
Pavel Utyupin and Yerlan Koshanov discussed the state and future prospects of advancement of the Belarus-Kazakhstan interparliamentary dialogue, advancement of cooperation in lawmaking, cooperation and mutual support in international organizations.
Pavel Utyupin and Yerlan Koshanov spoke at length about key public and political events in Belarus and Kazakhstan and individual aspects of the international situation. Attention was drawn to the dynamics of development of bilateral cooperation. A substantial increase in mutual trade was mentioned as well as a rising level of manufacturing cooperation and strengthening regional ties. The Kazakh side expressed interest in using Belarus' experience in agriculture and in the area of information technologies. The need to further advance cooperation in tourism and in cultural ties was mentioned.
The speaker of the parliament informed the ambassador about the work being done to realize the package of political reforms put forward by Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and about the lawmaking efforts meant to secure further progressive development of the country.
The ambassador talked about progress of the constitutional reform in Belarus and mentioned efforts to ensure peace and stability in the region.
The ambassador also thanked the Kazakh side for the effective work of Kazakh MPs as part of the CIS mission sent to observe preparations for and the actual referendum on amending Belarus' Constitution.
The sides agreed to hold a regular session of the Belarusian parliament's working group on cooperation with the Kazakh parliament and the interparliamentary group on cooperation between the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in Belarus this year.