Kazakhstan, Israel interested in strengthening cooperation in innovative sphere
Astana. May 16. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan and Israel are interested in strengthening cooperation in innovative and investment spheres. The Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev said during the meeting with the President of Israel Shimon Peres on Thursday, the agency reports referring to the press service of the Senate. According to the press service, the Speaker of the Senate heads the Kazakhstan parliamentary delegation in Israel. The delegation takes part in the event devoted to the 60th anniversary of formation of the State of Israel. During the meeting K. Tokayev passed the leader of Israel congratulation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and wishes of successful carrying out of the forum Towards Tomorrow and the invitation to visit Kazakhstan. K. Tokayev made speech at the plenary session Global Prospects for Tomorrow. The Speaker of the Senate on behalf of the President of Kazakhstan congratulated participants of the 60th anniversary of the independent State of Israel and expressed admiration of successes of the country in construction of democratic society and development of the Israeli economy. Touching upon the question of counteraction to threats and challenges of the modern world, K. Tokayev noted that "observed nowadays strengthening of geopolitical and interconfessional counteraction take away huge resources from solution of social and economic, humanitarian and environmental problems. On this background, there is an atmosphere of total mistrust in the world pushing many countries arms race. Terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking continue to shock the world. Local conflicts have become more intense including in the Near East." "In this connection, we need to create new structure of international relations based on principles of open dialogue and trust. In this context, special value is attached to international initiatives of Kazakhstan - the country that have voluntary refused its nuclear arsenal aimed at maintenance of regional and global safety: CICMA, Congress of leaders of world and traditional religions and others," K. Tokayev emphasized. The leader of Kazakhstan delegation met the Israel National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer at his request. The Kazakhstan delegation visited a memorial complex Yad Vashem in Jerusalem where the leader of Kazakhstan delegation K. Tokayev laid flowers at the eternal fire in memory of victims of Holocaust.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today