08/09 19:13
 

Tursunbekov and Desteks discuss prospects of cooperation between Kyrgyz Parliament and PACE

 Tursunbekov and Desteks discuss prospects of cooperation between Kyrgyz Parliament and PACE

Bishkek, September 8 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybay Tursunbekov met with Expert-Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for Kyrgyzstan, Senator of the Federal Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium, Alain Desteks, the press service of the Jogorku Kenesh reports.

During the meeting the sides discussed prospects for cooperation between PACE and the Kyrgyz Parliament, as well as listened to the report on the work on fulfillment of commitments by the Kyrgyz side after receiving the Partner for Democracy status by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

"The Partner for Democracy status is of great importance to us, and we are ready to continue to incur obligations and to take advantage of this status," the Kyrgyz Speaker said.

Tursunbekov thanked PACE for taking part of the PACE parliamentarians and experts of the Venice Commission in the last parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan on October 4, 2015 as observers.

Deteks, from his part, stressed the importance of participation of the parliamentary delegation of Kyrgyzstan as a Partner for Democracy and expressed hope that the work of Kyrgyz Parliament members in PACE activities under this status will give great benefits for Kyrgyzstan. He proposed to delegate representatives of the Jogorku Kenesh for more active participation in the sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. "PACE is interested in further progressive development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Kyrgyzstan," Deteks said.

Also during the meeting the sides exchanged views on issues relating to the consolidation of democratic principles in the country, civil society activities and cooperation with international institutions and others.

Alain Deteks has arrived in Bishkek on Thursday for a two-day visit to conduct political consultations with the Kyrgyz side to assess the country's progress on the implementation of the commitments in the framework of obtaining the Partner for Democracy status.

 

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