PACE Chairman: Holding OSCE summit in Astana is Kazakh leader’s merit
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.7 / Trend S. Suleymanov /
The historic decision to hold a summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's merit, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a meeting with Vice Speaker of Senate Alexander Sudin in Strasbourg, the Kazakh Senate said..
"The historic decision to hold a summit is the Kazakh President's merit. Nursultan Nazarbayev is not only the leader of Kazakhstan, but also the leader of all Turkic world," Cavusoglu said.
The sides also discussed the activity of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, its role in the country's socio-political life.
"Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Assembly's activity contributes to the international prestige of Kazakhstan as a country effectively addressing problems of inter-ethnic relations," the Senate said.
PACE's regular autumn session is underway in Strasbourg.
"We attach great importance to cooperation with PACE. The Kazakh Parliament is interested in developing a constructive partnership with our European colleagues," Sudin said.
According to him, "an active inter-parliamentary cooperation between Kazakhstan and the Council of Europe contributes to strengthen political dialogue and expand economic cooperation."