Chairman of Mazhilis of Kazakh Parliament, Norwegian Ambassador met

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ANA. October 15. KAZINFORM /Muratbek Makulbekov/ Chairman of Mazhilis of the Kazakh Parliament Ural Mukhamedzhanov has met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Dag Halvorsen.

Having congratulated the guest on his appointment U. Mukhamedzhanov expressed confidence that his diplomatic mission will promote further strengthening of bilateral relations including extension of the parliamentary one. The speaker informed that a deputy group of friendship will be created in Kazakhstan as well as in the Norwegian Parliament.

During the meeting the sides noted that the trade-economic and cultural relations between two countries are developing dynamically - ten Norwegian companies work in Kazakhstan. A special attention was paid to the issues of further development of democratization in Kazakhstan, implementation of integration initiatives of the state. The aspects of upcoming chairmanship of Kazakhstan in OSCE were discussed as well. As the Ambassador noted this will be an important event on which high hopes are put, in particular the strengthening of the OSCE influence on the processes in Afghanistan.

The diplomat noted that Kazakhstan is an attractive country with huge possibilities and experience on regional security.

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