The Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament met with the UN Permanent Representative to the country and stressed the importance of developing parliamentary relations and cooperation.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Talant Mamytov met with Luis Chamberlain, UNDP Permanent Representative in Bishkek.
During the meeting, the two sides noted the positive results of the cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the United Nations Development Program in the projects of “Strong and Inclusive Parliamentary Democracy” and the joint measures taken within the framework of the Parliamentary Development Strategy to improve its activities.
In turn, the UN Permanent Representative thanked for the meeting and provided information on the current activities of the UN in the field of socio-economic development, health, green economy, digitalization, gender equality and plans for further cooperation with Parliament.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to the forthcoming coordination measures in line with the new constitution of Kyrgyzstan.
“After the referendum on the draft constitution of Kyrgyzstan, many serious activities have been entrusted to the legislature (parliament) to bring all legal norms in line with the constitution,” the speaker said.
In this regard, Mamytov noted the poor state of information and the technical base of the parliamentary system.
He said that in the wake of the riots that took place in October 2020, the infrastructure and technical resources of the parliament building were severely damaged.
He called on the UNDP representative to consider helping to restore parliament’s information and communication resources.