Chairman of the Senate Maulen Ashimbayev met with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Kazakhstan Koo Hong-seok.
The parties noted that in recent years, bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and South Korea have developed into an expanded strategic partnership thanks to the work carried out by the top leadership of the two countries.
Maulen Ashimbayev told the Ambassador about the significant transformations that are taking place in Kazakhstan after the "January events". Currently, citizens are widely discussing the concept of "New Kazakhstan" proposed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Speaker of the Chamber said.
«One of the key areas of the Senate's work today is legislative support for the modernization agenda of the President of the country. The most important priorities among the ongoing reforms are the fight against social inequality and poverty, further democratization of the political system. Economic reforms also occupy a key place in the new agenda. Senators are ready to promptly adopt all the laws necessary for these reforms," the Chairman of the Chamber said.
The Ambassador noted the importance of the reforms initiated by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, stressing that official Seoul fully supports the course pursued by Kazakhstan aimed at reducing social inequality and reducing poverty.
During the meeting, the interlocutors also discussed the events around Ukraine. The parties noted the importance of a peaceful settlement of the situation. In this regard, Maulen Ashimbayev recalled the readiness of Kazakhstan, which was indicated earlier by the Head of State, to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance, as well as mediation services for negotiations.
Following the meeting, the sides stressed the readiness of both countries to further strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and South Korea on the widest range of interaction.
(Senate Media Office, 74-72-27. Photo by - E.Ukibaev)