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Antonio Guterres: The UN is grateful to Kazakhstan for peacekeeping efforts

25 September, 2017, 09:31 291
Antonio Guterres: The UN is grateful to Kazakhstan for peacekeeping efforts

The secretary general of UN has said that he supports the Astana process across Syria, having noted importance of achievement of arrangements on de-escalation zones.
 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kayrat Abdrakhmanov met the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the Press Service of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan reports.

The meeting has taken place on fields of a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The secretary general of the UN has given a greeting and the best regards to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. He with warmth has spoken of the visit to Astana on the opening ceremony of the EXPO 2017 exhibition and the summit of SCO. Kazakhstan, according to Guterres, is the model country in implementation of the Agenda in the field of sustainable development till 2030.

"We completely support the Astana process across Syria and we express to Kazakhstan gratitude for its peacekeeping efforts. Achievement of arrangements on zones of a de-escalation is absolutely critical in this hard time," Guterres told.

At a meeting there was a special representative of the UN Secretary General on Staffan de Mistura and the assistant to the UN Secretary-General on political affairs Miroslav Encha.

In turn Kayrat Abdrakhmanov has drawn the attention of the Secretary general to the vision of the President of Kazakhstan of reform of the UN stated in his performance at the 70th session of the General Assembly in 2015. The minister has informed on interaction of the states of Central Asia, preparation for presidency of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council, creation of the International center of green technologies, the Center of IT startups and the International financial center "Astana" on the basis of infrastructure of EXPO and also the prospects of development of a regional hub of the UN in Almaty.



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