Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Maulen Ashimbayev met with President of the Senate of the Parliament of Italy Maria Elisabetta Alberti Caselatti as part of his working visit to the Republic of Italy.
The parties talked about inter-parliamentary cooperation between Kazakhstan and Italy. The Speakers of the Houses of Parliament stressed the importance of the active work of the deputies on promoting the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries in economy, trade, tourism, culture, and other areas.
Maulen Ashimbayev focused on the legislative work of senators, which is aimed at improving the business climate in our country. He proposed to expand trade and economic ties between the two countries through interregional cooperation and involving senators in this work.
“The capacity of trade and economic relations of Kazakhstan can be expanded through inter-regional cooperation. Because of the nature of the regional representation of the deputy staff in the Senates of Kazakhstan and Italy, we think it is possible to utilize the knowledge and experience of parliamentarians in establishing ties between the regions of the two countries. Specifically, presentations and other events of the regions during the visits of parliamentary delegations might cause interest,” the Speaker of the Senate said.
During the talk, the parties touched upon the development of the green economy and the exchange of legislative experience in this area.
“Development of the green economy is one of the priorities for Kazakhstan, identified by the Head of State. There is also a great potential for joint work in this matter. We hope for cooperation with our Italian partners in the introduction of energy-efficient, eco-friendly technologies. The Senates of the Parliaments of Kazakhstan and Italy could share experience in improving the legal framework for environmental protection and the introduction of “green” technologies,” Maulen Ashimbayev noted.
In turn, the President of the Senate of Italy underscored the high level of inter-parliamentary cooperation between our countries. In the words of Maria Elisabetta Alberti Caselatti, in the forthcoming period, it is important to actively involve parliamentarians in addressing the issues of the bilateral agenda of Kazakhstan and Italy.
The interlocutors came to a consensus that maintaining a regular dialogue between the Senates of Kazakhstan and Italy is instrumental in strengthening the bilateral interaction. In this context, Maulen Ashimbayev suggested considering the creation of a permanent mechanism of consultations between the Houses of the two countries.
Furthermore, Maulen Ashimbayev had a meeting with deputies-representatives of the Kazakhstan-Italy Parliamentary Friendship Group.
(Press Office of the Senate, 74-72-27. Photo by E. Ukibayev)