Kazakh Mazhilis Speaker meets with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs
The Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Kazakh Parliament, Nurlan Nigmatulin, has received the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, Strategy2050.kz informs referring to the Mazhilis press service.
Noting that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of a strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and India, the Speaker of the Mazhilis stressed the special attention that the Kazakh leadership pays to the relations with India. At the same time, confidence was expressed that further cooperation will be actively developed taking into account the common interests.
Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, in turn, pointed out that the people of India are grateful to First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for his attention to deepening and updating the historically developed close ties with India.
According to the Mazhilis Chairman, both countries’ parliamentarians also contribute to the strengthening of Kazakh-Indian cooperation, providing the necessary legislative support.
They spoke in favor of intensifying inter-parliamentary contacts. According to the Mazhilis Speaker, the practice of regular meetings at the level of relevant committees and cooperation groups promotes the exchange of legislative experience and the establishment of closer working contacts.
The Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, noting the shared course to strengthen cooperation with foreign parliaments, emphasized that particular importance is attached to the inter-parliamentary dialogue with Kazakhstan.
Speaking of the Kazakh-Indian partnership, Nurlan Nigmatulin noted that both countries have significant potential for building up bilateral trade and developing economically advantageous transport routes. The countries have great opportunities within the EAEU, with which New Delhi is negotiating the agreement on a free trade zone. The promising areas between the countries include energy, information technology, tourism, and the cultural and humanitarian sphere. The high political confidence between the countries was demonstrated by the joint peacekeeping activities as part of the UN mission in Lebanon.
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