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Chynybay Tursunbekov: "We are interested in the UK experience in development of parliamentary form of government"

 Chynybay Tursunbekov: "We are interested in the UK experience in development of parliamentary form of government"

Bishkek, October 21 / Kabar /. Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Chynybay Tursunbekov received Ambassador of Great Britain in Kyrgyzstan Robin Ord-Smith.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, strengthening inter-parliamentary relations, and exchanged views on a number of projects, the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reports.

The Speaker noted that Kyrgyzstan is interested in further development of cooperation and regular dialogue with the United Kingdom on the basis of mutual trust and respect for each other's interests. He thanked the Department for International Development UK (DFID) for the rendered grants and technical assistance, including £ 8 million, which will be used to support the parliamentary system in Kyrgyzstan.

Chynybay Tursunbekov also stressed the need to intensify bilateral contacts and expressed confidence that the mutual visits at various levels, of course, have a great impact on the strengthening of relations of Kyrgyzstan with the UK and allow solving pressing issues on time. He added that the republic's leadership is making every effort to build a parliamentary democracy. "In this regard, we are interested in the UK’s experience in the development of a parliamentary form of government. In addition, we look forward to working in such areas as trade and economy, defense of human rights, a fair judicial system," he stressed.

In turn, the Ambassador thanked the Speaker for the warm welcome and noted the intention of the UK to continue the close and mutually beneficial cooperation. "Kyrgyzstan really made great success in building a parliamentary democracy, and the United Kingdom will continue to support these efforts," said Robin Ord-Smith.

The ambassador also spoke about the future DFID projects, one of which will be aimed at strengthening the role of the Parliament committees. In conclusion, Robin Ord-Smith invited Chynybay Tursunbekov topay official visit to the UK.



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