Chairman Abdirov's visit to Korea strengthens electoral cooperation with Korea

He meets with Noh Tae-ak, Chairman of the National Election Commission (NEC) of Korea.

By Diplomacy Journal Lee Kap-soo


Nurlan Abdirov, Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan, visited Seoul on April 4-12, 2024, to participate in the Seoul International Forum on Elections (SIFE), observe parliamentary elections and meet his counter partners. 


His visit underscored Kazakhstan's commitment to enhancing electoral processes through bilateral cooperation and knowledge exchange.



He also held a bilateral meeting with Dr. Noh Tae-ak, Chairman of the National Election Commission (NEC) of Korea. During the talks, Chairman Abdirov expressed a keen interest in exchange of experience, particularly in the areas of election organization, voter participation, and technological innovation.


Moreover, Chairman Abdirov had a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General Dr. Jang of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB). Their conversation was focused on avenues for enhanced international cooperation in the electoral sphere, emphasizing the importance of joint research and knowledge sharing among electoral institutions worldwide.


At the Seoul International Forum on Elections, Chairman Abdirov delivered remarks highlighting Kazakhstan's recent constitutional reform, electoral system transformation, and the country's commitment to democratic principles and adherence to international standards.


Overall, Chairman Abdirov reaffirmed Kazakhstan's unwavering dedication to advancing electoral integrity and democratic values through continued collaboration with international partners such as South Korea.