Landlocked countries consider Kazakhstan as their representative in the UN Security Council. They lay hopes on Kazakhstan. The United Nations recalls the events of 2003, when a roadmap program was adopted for this category of countries for the first time. Then Almaty hosted the historic conference of ministers of different countries. The actions plan was developed to meet special needs of landlocked states. It contained specific recommendations in transport infrastructure development and cargo transit. 

 

SANDAGDORJ ERDENEBILEG, UN EXPERT ON LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

Kazakhstan hosted first international conference on landlocked countries. Kazakhstan played an important role in implementing that program of actions, which carries the name of the biggest city of Kazakhstan Almaty. It is called Almaty program of action. So Kazakhstan’s membership was successful for us.

 

As a non-permanent UN Security Council’s member, Kazakhstan will contribute to ensuring regional security. This opinion was expressed by the President of Uzbekistan during his visit to Kazakhstan.

 

SHAVKAT MIRZIYOYEV, PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN

- I believe that as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, Kazakhstan will make a large contribution to the solution of the Afghan problem. In this regard, we expressed support for Afghan people’s efforts in achieving national reconciliation, peaceful restoration and revival of Afghanistan. We also advocated the strengthening of the central coordinating role of the United Nations in international efforts for the Afghan settlement through the extensive use of diplomatic methods and tools.

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