Stamps devoted to Kazakhstan's membership in UN Security Council are in circulation

26 November, 2018, 18:10 448
Stamps devoted to Kazakhstan's membership in UN Security Council are in circulation

A stamp cancellation ceremony took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan held a cancellation ceremony of the stamp of the Memorable and Commemorative Dates series themed 'Membership of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Security Council of the United Nations', BNews.kz correspondent reports referring to a press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. 

The event was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev and Managing Director of Kazpost Baurzhan Ainabekov. 

According to Ashikbayev, the membership of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council is one of the main foreign-policy achievements of our state for over 27 years of independence.  

"It is symbolic that today's ceremony took place on the eve of the Day of First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, whose merit rightly takes a crucial place in the election of our state as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council," said the Deputy Minister. 

The stamp is made by offset printing in 4 colors, in the form of miniature sheets of 10 stamps. The circulation is 20 thousand copies, one stamp costs KZT 250.

In January 2017, Kazakhstan became the first country in Central Asia to be elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018. During the voting, 138 UN member states voted for Kazakhstan to take such a high position, which was a sign of recognition of the country's contribution to the strengthening global stability and security, as well as the high authority and reputation of the President of Kazakhstan on the international arena.