Cooperation with NATO discussed in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept.11. / Trend K. Konyrova /
NATO Special Representative for Central Asia and Caucasus, Robert Simmons, and Kazakh MP, Rashit Akhmetov, discussed the further development of the Kazakhstan-NATO cooperation at the meeting in the Kazakh Senate, the press-service of the Senate reported.
Kazakhstan adheres to the consistent course of constructive cooperation with the NATO" the senator said, mentioning the importance of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening partnership relations between Kazakhstan and the structures of the Alliance.
"The Kazakh MPs' participation in the NATO PA promotes the development of inter-parliamentary dialogue on actual problems and the deepening of cooperation between the NATO partner-countries," Akhmetov added.
Simmons, in his turn, appraised the level of practical cooperation in all areas of partnership and called for further development of cooperation within the international organizations such as OSCE and the SCO.
The diplomat also mentioned Kazakhstan's efforts in development and reconstruction of Afghanistan and underlined the important role of the country in ensuring the security in Central Asia.
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