On April 26, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova signed a Memorandum on Cooperation with High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Shakirov. The document is aimed at improving the system of assisting people who got in difficult circumstances on the territory of the two countries; strengthening mechanisms for restoring violated rights; applying a set of preventive measures in the field of human rights and freedoms; mutual exchanging of information and experience concerning human rights in the framework of forums, workshops, seminars and conferences.
"For the first time in the history of interaction between the two state human rights bodies, the Memorandum was concluded. It opens new prospects for assisting people which is regarded as the main aim for the two institutions," Tatiana Moskalkova noted.
The High Commissioner pointed out the importance of signing the Memorandum for the development of human rights institutions in Russia and Kazakhstan. This document, according to Tatiana Moskalkova, would provide an opportunity to carry out mutual exchange of information and hold regular bilateral consultations on human rights, as well as promote the development of the main vectors of international cooperation.