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  • Deputies of Parliament of Japan intend to visit EXPO-2017
30 March, 2017 20:03

Deputies of Parliament of Japan intend to visit EXPO-2017

In Tokyo a meeting of the Japanese parliamentary friendship league with Kazakhstan, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Kazakh-Japanese diplomatic relations was held, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported.

Deputies of Parliament of Japan intend to visit EXPO-2017 | Strategy2050.kz

Currently the league brings together over 40 members of the House of Councilors and the House of Representatives of Parliament, including current members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan.

The Kazakh Ambassador to Japan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev briefed Japanese lawmakers on the latest trends of Kazakhstan's political and socio-economic life.

Chairman of the league, one of the prominent politicians of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Takeo Kawamura, stressed historical significance of an official visit of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Japan in November 2016 and noted importance of maintaining high dynamics of political contacts between 2 countries.

LDP Deputy Secretary General Akira Sato praised the socio-economic reforms in Kazakhstan "due to which in Astana for the first time in Central Asia the international exhibition EXPO-2017 will be held".

As Satsuki Katayama, Director of the Special Committee of the Chamber of Advisers to the Parliament of Japan, noted, "for the years of independence, Kazakhstan has demonstrated the effectiveness of the ongoing reforms, which opened new opportunities for expanding mutually beneficial economic partnership with Japan".

Following the meeting, the participants announced their plans to organize a visit of the Japanese parliamentary delegation to Astana during the period of EXPO-2017.

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