Monument to Alikhan Bokeikhanov erected at CIS Interparliamentary Assembly HQ
The bust of a prominent Kazakh statesman Alikhan Bukeikhanov was presented to the headquarters of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS. The monument was erected in the Tauride Palace, where in 1906 the first Russian State Duma held a meeting, where Alikhan Bukeikhanov represented Semey region. The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by the speakers of both houses of the Kazakh Parliament, the Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, as well as parliamentarians of the Commonwealth countries.
Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV, CHAIRMAN OF SENATE, UPPER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:
Opening of the bust in the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg to the prominent representative of the Kazakh intelligentsiya of the beginning of the XX century is a landmark event, because it coincides with the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence and Alikhan Bukeikhanov's 150th birth anniversary.
Nurlan NIGMATULIN, CHAIRMAN OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:
Political will and consistent creative work of the two presidents, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, allow our states to become the driving force of integration processes in the Eurasian space. And it is very symbolic that the opening of the bust to famous Kazakh statesman is taking place on the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan's Independence. And all these years, our countries have demonstrated a striking example of creative collaboration on strategic partnership.
On the sidelines of the autumn session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, the deputies discussed dozens of questions on harmonization of national legislations. Particular attention was paid to the social sphere - model laws on inclusive education and medical insurance. During the session, members of parliaments held a number of bilateral meetings. During one of the meetings, the Chairman of the Mazhilis Nurlan Nigmatulin and Head of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin agreed to intensify cooperation.