The Turkic Council held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

The international observation mission of the Turkic Council, consisting of representatives of the Secretariat of the Turkic Council and member states, began monitoring the parliamentary elections of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan.

On January 6, 2021, a meeting of the delegation of the Turkic Council headed by Deputy Secretary General Omer Kochaman with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Shahrat Nurishev took place in Nur-Sultan.

Sh. Nurishev informed the delegation about the reforms of the legislative base and the electoral system, as well as the measures taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan to ensure wider involvement of Kazakhstani citizens living abroad in the electoral process. In particular, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 66 polling stations have been set up at Kazakh embassies and consulates in other countries, including Council member and observer states.

O. Kochaman expressed confidence that the important reforms and administrative preparations carried out by the government of Kazakhstan will contribute to ensuring transparent elections based on internationally recognized standards and national legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Deputy Secretary General of the Turkic Council expressed the active role of Kazakhstan within the Turkic Council and noted that the organization will continue to contribute to the expansion of this comprehensive cooperation.

The parties discussed the current activities, current projects and further actions of the organization in the coming period, as well as efforts to prepare the upcoming informal summit of the Turkic Council, which will be held in Turkestan at the end of March 2021.