09/06 18:32

Speaker Tursunbekov proposes creation of parliamentary friendship group between Kyrgyz and Swiss Parliaments

Bishkek, June 9 / Kabar /. During his official visit to Switzerland Chynybai Tursunbekov met on Wednesday, June 8 with Chairman of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland Christa Markvalder, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.

Tursunbekov said that the Swiss government assists in economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic and strengthening parliamentary democracy, and supports and defends the interests of the Kyrgyz Republic in international financial institutions. The Speaker stressed that Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the region with a parliamentary form of government, is experiencing some difficulties in the further development of a truly democratic society. "In this regard, we expect further assistance and support of the Swiss side. In particular, in preparation for the upcoming presidential elections, we ask you to consider the possibility of providing technical assistance," said the Speaker.

He also briefed on the need to intensify mutual visits between the relevant committees of the two parliaments, and proposed the creation of a parliamentary friendship group with Kyrgyzstan in the Parliament of Switzerland.

In response to the proposal the Swiss side said about the decision taken to create such a group, and that the chairman will be a member of parliament of the Swiss canton of Valais - Phillip Nantermod.

The head of the Federal Assembly of the National Council of Switzerland Christa Markvalder noted that the establishment of friendship group is a historic event, which will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries.

Markvalder also noted that Kyrgyzstan is actively engaged in building democracy in the country. Speaking about economic cooperation, she underlined the interest of the Swiss side to develop this direction.


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