Kazakhstan and Japan Strengthens Parliamentary Cooperation
Kazakhstan and Japan intend to strengthen their parliamentary cooperation as talks were held on non-proliferation, space exploration and cultural partnership.
Vice Speaker of Mazhilis, Lower House of Kazakh Parliament Gulmira Issimbayeva said Kazakhstan is interested to expand cooperation in agriculture and energy as well as learn from Japan’s experience in high technologies and information and communication sector.
“The two leaders of our countries had seven meetings in five years and we need to keep up with this pace on both parliamentary and Governmental levels,” she said.
Issimbayeva held talks in Japan with the speaker of the country’s lower house of parliament, Tadamori Oshima.
Kazakhstan and Japan are members of the Japan-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship League, which has been operating for 25 years. The association helps lawmakers of both countries to conduct useful dialogues and achieves effective results.
Member of House of Representatives of Japan’s Parliament, Yasuko Komiyama said inter-parliamentary meetings held have resulted in a positive effect on the development of cooperation between the countries.
“We are expecting the launch of direct flights between the capitals of the two countries in September. We will also conduct meeting more often,” she said.
Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan will host the 4th meeting of speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in September.