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Armenian experts highly appraised Kazakhstan's presidency of the UN Security Council

05 February, 12:52 151
Armenian experts highly appraised Kazakhstan's presidency of the UN Security Council

The ambassador of Kazakhstan to Armenia, Timur Urasaev, discussed the results of the international activity of Kazakhstan from the beginning of 2018 with the group of leading Armenian expert political scientists, including the initiatives of Astana in the UN during the period of presidency of the Security Council.

The participants of the meeting noted that in such a short period Kazakhstan has achieved notable successes in the actualization of known international problems. For example, under the chairmanship of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, a high-level UN Security Council briefing on the topic "WMD Nonproliferation: Confidence Building Measures", consultations of the Central Asian foreign ministers on Afghanistan, and the draft Code on the Achievement of a World Without Terrorism, which has already been actively discussed in different countries and aroused great interest in the socio-political circles, were held.

Special attention was paid to Astana's proposals to take real steps in reducing the level of tension in the world in the context of the ideas set forth in the Manifesto “The World. The 21st century ", so that members of the international community could come to the 100th anniversary of the UN with common achievements in the humanitarian and socio-economic development of mankind.

Leading Armenian expert Aram Safaryan stressed that during its presidency Kazakhstan presented to the whole world community a meaningful and rich program with a focus on pressing issues of non-proliferation through confidence-building measures and inclusion of the ministerial-level debates on Central Asia and Afghanistan into the agenda of the Security Council work, thereby proving once again the price of peace and tolerance.

According to political scientist Stepan Grigoryan, during its presidency of the UN Security Council, Astana has established itself as an authoritative international platform "where meetings and negotiations affecting global security" are held, and the non-permanent membership of Kazakhstan in the Security Council is not only the logical outcome of the quarter-century implementation of the foreign policy initiative, but also naturally acts as a prologue to a qualitatively new status in the world arena.

Head of the Research Center "Alternative" Tatul Manaseryan highly appraised the international initiatives of Astana aimed at strengthening regional and global cooperation. He noted that the measures of confidence proposed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev play a key role in preventing conflicts and solving urgent global problems. In addition, he said, "they are needed for the purpose of building a security architecture on the Eurasian continent, since the President of Kazakhstan points out the need for cooperation on this issue of the Western states headed by the United States and the Eurasian states - China and Russia."

An expert Gagik Harutyunyan highlighted Kazakhstan among the Central Asian states as occupying leading positions in the unification process in the region.

The participants discussed the main challenges for the member states of the EAEU and CSTO, which served as an impetus for the formation of such an agenda in the UN Security Council, as well as some internal tasks of Kazakhstan, identified in the January Address of the President of the country.