The Kazakh vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Roman Vassilenko and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman discussed global politics and challenges at the meeting in New York. The officials exchanged views on international and regional security, as well as on the interaction between Kazakhstan and the United Nations. The visit was followed by a meeting with leading analysts and the U.S. experts in international politics at the famous American non-governmental organization Asia Society. During the discussion, Roman Vassilenko outlined the priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy aimed at cooperation and the development of multilateral diplomacy and peaceful resolution of existing conflicts. Kazakhstan is chairing the UN Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea. As the diplomats noted, sustainable global peace is impossible without security provision in Africa. As the chair of the Committee, Kazakhstan intends to contribute to the international efforts aimed at reconciliation and restoration of peace in the Horn of Africa and across the continent.

TETE ANTONIO, PERMANENT OBSERVER OF AFRICAN UNION TO UN:

Friendship with Kazakhstan should not be seen only in the framework of its membership to the Security Council. Since we’ve been Africa, we demonstrated there are many similarities if we talk about development of many African countries. We look at Kazakhstan as the country which is going to understand well. 

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