Kazakhstan Held 1000 Events During UN Security Council Membership
Kazakhstan has held over 1,000 international events aimed at promoting peace and strengthening security in the world as part of its tenure as a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.
UN members and the international community have praised the principles and ideas put forward by Kazakhstan during its two-year term in the council.
Resident coordinator of UN for Kazakhstan, Norimasa Shimomura congratulates the Government of Kazakhstan, its Parliament and people for successfully completing the two-year mandate as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
“Two years is a short time but Kazakhstan has rolled out many important initiatives and left behind a lasting impression to many people who have observed the performance of Kazakhstan,” he said.
During its term in the UN Security Council, Kazakhstan has called on the world for the abolition of nuclear weapons and eradication of terrorism.
The country also proved to be a peacekeeper and it has addressed economic sanctions and Central Asian issues.
Member of Mazhilis, Lower House of Kazakh Parliament Kuanysh Sultanov said 138 countries have voted for Kazakhstan to become part of the Security Council.
“UN member countries will vote for Kazakhstan if we run for the membership in the future,” he said, adding that many countries have learned about Kazakhstan during its tenure in the council.
Expert at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Zhanibek Arynov said Kazakhstan has gained an important experience in the UN Security Council.
He said the country has successfully addressed important Central Asian matters at the global level and contributed to finding the solutions to the regional issues.
“It was a platform which allowed Kazakhstan to outline the main interests of its foreign policy on the international level,” Arynov added.
Kazakhstan’s activities were aimed at the implementation of the country’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s political address to the Security Council, titled ‘Kazakhstan’s Concept and Vision for Sustainable Global Partnerships for a Secure, Just and Prosperous World.’