Kazakhstan and Georgia Strengthen Parliamentary Relations: Mazhilis Speaker Meets Georgian Counterpart

The Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili, paid his first official visit to Astana, Kazakhstan, where he met with Erlan Koshanov, the Speaker of the Mazhilis.

During the meeting, Koshanov highlighted the historical and cultural ties between Kazakhstan and Georgia, emphasizing the importance of enhancing cooperation between the two countries. He also mentioned the ongoing political and economic reforms initiated by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, which have revitalized governmental functions and increased public engagement in politics.

Koshanov briefed Papuashvili on Kazakhstan’s constitutional reform, recent elections, and legislative activities of the Mazhilis. In response, Papuashvili expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and hoped that the visit would strengthen inter-parliamentary relations.

Recognizing the role of parliaments in shaping development policies and legal frameworks, Papuashvili highlighted the potential for collaboration between governments based on parliamentary initiatives.

The Georgian delegation extended their support to Kazakhstan in light of recent floods and expressed optimism about overcoming the aftermath.

Both parties identified common interests in areas such as gender equality, women and children’s rights, budget and tax reforms, and construction activities. They agreed to exchange experiences on these topics among relevant committees.

Koshanov emphasized the importance of updating legislation to meet contemporary challenges, acknowledging the need for lawmakers to respond promptly to evolving sectors.

The discussion also touched on opportunities for expanding economic, agricultural, transit, tourism, cultural, and humanitarian cooperation between Kazakhstan and Georgia.



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