DOHA /Qatar/, April 7. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and Kazakhstan develop dynamically, including in a parliamentary field, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said at a meeting with Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis (parliament) Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin on Saturday.
"The Russian-Kazakh relations are dynamically developing, including in the parliamentary field. Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev played a huge role in that," Volodin said at their meeting on the sidelines of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Qatar.
Nigmatulin assured Volodin that Kazakhstan would continue the policy of a strategic partnership with Moscow in all fields.
"Russia is a major strategic partner for Kazakhstan. We have achieved very good results in multifaceted cooperation in various fields. So the recent change in Kazakhstan’s top political leadership will in no way affect our good-neighborly relations," he said.
A delegation of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) is on an official visit to Doha on April 6-7. The delegation is headed Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, who will attend the 140th IPU Assembly and will deliver a speech at the plenary session. In addition, several bilateral meetings are scheduled.