Astana, Kazakhstan, April 28
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan's trade turnover with Turkic speaking countries has hit $7.5 billion, chairman of the Majlis (the parliament's lower house) committee for international affairs, defense and security, Maulen Ashimbayev said on April 28 in Astana.
'We have great potential and we believe that our cooperation will be actively developed in the future," Ashimbayev said while speaking at the third meeting of the Commission on Legal Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA).
Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan are fraternal countries for Kazakhstan, he said.
"The parliaments of our countries also make great contribution to the development of relations between the Turkic-speaking countries. We attach great importance to the further development of TurkPA and cooperation with the Turkic-speaking countries," Ashimbayev said.
Delegations from TurkPA member states, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey took part in the commission's work.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.