Kazakhstan summarizes its presidency of UN Security Council
They in the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that Kazakhstan had been free to conduct policies on all matters of the agenda, and sought to make a constructive contribution to the Council's work.
The Ministry informed the results of Kazakhstan's work as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. According to the official representative of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Aibek Smadiyarov, the country was free to conduct policies on all matters of the agenda and sought to make a constructive contribution to the Council's work, following the main priorities of activities in the Security Council, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"Our membership was in accordance with the seven priorities set in the Policy Address of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the UN Security Council “Conceptual vision of Kazakhstan to strengthen the global partnership for building a safe, just and prosperous world.” These priorities include such pressing present-day problems as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, international conflict resolution, strengthening security in Central Asia and Afghanistan, fight against international terrorism, achieving peace and security in Africa, achieving SDGs and UN reform processes," said Aibek Smadiyarov during a briefing.
They in the Kazakh Foreign Ministry informed that the UN Security Council's thematic briefing 'Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: trust measures,' held on January 18, 2018, under the chairmanship of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, was the central event of Kazakhstan's presidency of the Security Council.
Following the meeting, a statement of the UN Security Council Chairman was adopted, which included, for the first time, the questions aimed at implementing a number of foreign policy initiatives of the Head of State.
"An important activity was the ministerial debates themed 'The establishment of a regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as an interrelationship model between security and development,' held on January 19 under the chairmanship of Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov. According to the debates, a statement of the UN Security Council Chairman was approved, aimed to increase the efficiency and coordinate activities and efforts of the concerned states and international structures in the Central Asian region," said Aibek Smadiyarov.
In addition, in the period from January 12 to 15, a visit of the UN Security Council's delegation to Kabul was initiated by Kazakhstan for the first time in seven years, during which 15 meetings with over 120 representatives of all segments of Afghan society were held.
On September 28, the Code of Conduct to achieve a world free from terrorism, that was initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, was adopted at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, aiming at establishing a global anti-terrorism coalition of the states under the aegis of the United Nations. As of today, the number of subscribing states to the Code is 76.
"One of the ends of our presidency of the UN Security Council was that our peacekeeping contingent of 120 people was deployed to UN peacekeeping missions, forming part of the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL). We view our presidency as, firstly, an enormous responsibility to the world community. Our country was free to conduct policies on all matters of the agenda, and sought to make a constructive contribution to the Council's work, observing the main priorities of our activities in the UN Security Council," said the speaker.