Kazakhstan looks ahead with confidence – US Congresswoman Shelly Berkeley.
“During my short stay here I have come to understand that Kazakhstan is a country that looks ahead with confidence” – said Representative Shelly Berkeley on 13 July in the course of her visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan’s flourishing former capital.
Having met with Kazakhstan’s State Secretary Kanat Saudabayev and visited one of the polling stations equipped with advanced voting machines on the eve of the forthcoming parliamentary elections Representative Berkeley hailed Kazakhstan’s exemplary record on the way to greater transparency and democratization. “I am sure that latest constitutional reform is beneficial for further development and democratization of Kazakhstan. I am impressed by your President’s determination to involve (in parliamentary elections) as many observers as possible”.
After meetings with representatives of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, Shelley Berkeley appeared amazed by tolerance and mutual understating existing in ethnically diverse Central Asian republic.
Among many other common features of Kazakhstan and the United States she pointed out active participation of women in social and political life as well as significant growth of their political ambitions.