A meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbajev held to mark the Day of Kazakhstan’s Constitution
On Wednesday, 29 August, the heads of foreign constitutional courts, among them also the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia Ineta Ziemele, met the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbajev in the framework of the international conference held in honour of the Kazakhstan’s Constitution: “A Constitution: The embodiment of the values of the rule of law, civil society and modern state”. The meeting was held in the residence of Kazakhstan’s President.
Nursultan Nazarbajev thanked those present for finding the possibility to visit Kazakhstan and to participate in the celebrations in honour of the anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Constitution, including the Conference. He expressed his gratitude to the foreign experts of law for their wish to cooperate, to share their knowledge and experience in the matters of constitutional law. During the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbajev spoke about the history of the development of constitutionalism in Kazakhstan following the restoration of independence.
During the meeting, Ineta Ziemele drew the attention of those present to the challenges that the age of modern technologies brought into the communication between the state institutions and society, as well as highlighted the enduring importance of the constitutional values in the development of a democratic state governed by the rule of law. She noted that new solutions and forms should be sought since the need for a discourse on values was unchanging. Ineta Ziemele also mentioned communication projects of the Latvian Constitutional Court, emphasizing those that were implemented to educate school students.