Ohana meets Kazakhstani parliamentarians
Ohana meets Kazakhstani parliamentariansSenate of Kazakhstan

Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana met today (Tuesday) with the Chairman of Kazakhstani Senate, Maulen Ashimbayev, along with a group of deputies. The parties discussed the prospects for further strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two countries in various areas.

Amir Ohana expressed to his guest, "Kazakhstan holds significant importance as a partner of Israel. We are eager to enhance cooperation between our nations across multiple domains, including the inter-parliamentary realm. Your visit to the Knesset will undoubtedly contribute to fortifying the ties between our countries. We are delighted to share our technological expertise, which has been bestowed upon us, with our esteemed friends in Kazakhstan."

Welcoming the Speaker of the Knesset, Maulen Ashimbayev emphasized that Israel is an important partner of Kazakhstan in the Middle East. The Chairman of the Senate drew the interlocutor's attention to the significance of intensifying inter-parliamentary cooperation and outlined his vision for the development of interaction between the parliaments in terms of legislation in the coming period.

"Cooperation between the Parliament of Kazakhstan and the Israeli Knesset is an integral part of bilateral relations. We are interested in learning from your experience in legislative work, particularly in the areas of legal support for socio-economic and innovative development, as well as parliamentary oversight. We seek to exchange experiences in these and other areas. One practical step towards this goal could be establishing working contacts between the relevant Committees of the Senate and the Knesset, as well as between deputies from the friendship groups," said Maulen Ashimbayev.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed the results of the large-scale political modernization being implemented in Kazakhstan at the initiative of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. In turn, Ohana, highly appreciated the social and political reforms taking place in Kazakhstan and expressed interest in expanding cooperation in all areas. Maulen Ashimbayev also highlighted the significant potential for the development of trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian ties. The Speaker of the Senate attached particular importance to attracting foreign direct investment.

"At the initiative of President Tokayev, Kazakhstan is implementing large-scale reforms aimed at diversifying the national economy. Purposeful work is underway to create favorable conditions for foreign investors. We are interested in joint projects, primarily in the fields of agriculture, green energy, and medicine. Kazakhstan ranks ninth in the world in terms of territory. We need new technologies for the development of this territory and the agricultural sector," concluded the Chairman of the Chamber.

The interlocutors also discussed Israel's experience in the construction of desalination plants, control systems, digital water metering, and water management development. To gain practical insights into the issue, Kazakh parliamentarians familiarized themselves with the work of the Israeli state company responsible for water supply and management throughout the country, including the supply of drinking water to Israel.