Kazakhstan, Astana, May 16 / Trend A. Maratov /
The chairmanship in the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) passed from Belarus to Kazakhstan, the press-service of the Kazakh parliament said.
The chairmanship passed to Kazakhstan in St. Petersburg on Sunday.
The events are held through the inter-parliamentary assemblies of the EurAsEC, the CIS and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on May 14-17.
A Kazakh delegation headed by chairman of the Kazakh Majilis Ural Mukhamedzhanov participated in meetings of the relevant standing committees and the 12th meeting of the EurAsEC's Interparliamentary Assembly.
The EurAsEC was founded in 2000 to develop economic cooperation, trade, effectively promoting the process of forming the customs union and single economic space, coordinate the actions of the community members while integrating the global economy and international trading system.
The members of the community are the five countries - Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
In 2003, the EurAsEC got the observer status at the UN General Assembly.