Kazakhstan's initiatives in the UN
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov made a speech at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. Kazakh Foreign Minister informed the delegations of 193 member states about Kazakhstan’s main development priorities. Abdrakhmanov explained President Nazarbayev’s vision for the process of global nuclear disarmament. He noted that Kazakhstan is working on creation of the Regional Hub of the UN multilateral diplomacy and has started developing a Code of Conduct on achieving the vision of a world free of terrorism. The foreign minister highlighted the main aspects of the Astana Talks on Syria, which started this year with the support and direct participation of the President of Kazakhstan. He spoke about positive results aimed at strengthening ceasefire, creating de-escalation zones and developing a monitoring mechanism. In the context of building global sustainable development, Kairat Abdrakhmanov reported about the successful holding of the specialized international exhibition Astana EXPO 2017, as well as the first OIC Summit on Science and Technology. Particular attention was paid to the third modernization program of Kazakhstan announced by President Nazarbayev this year.
KAIRAT ABDRAKHMANOV, KAZAKH FOREIGN MINISTER:
- We are aimed at entering the top 30 most competitive countries in the world, meeting advanced world standards in terms of economic performance and public governance. A new model of economic growth determines the way to achieve these ambitious goals.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlighted Kazakhstan’s role in global disarmament and non-proliferation. The UN Security Council discussed non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems at the initiative of the United States.
REX TILLERSON, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE:
- The Republic of Kazakhstan has been particularly lasted as an example of wisdom of relinquishing nuclear weapons. In partnership with the United States and aided by the collaborative threat reduction act spirit headed by U.S. Senators, Kazakhstan opted to remove from its territory former Soviet weapons and related nuclear technologies and joined the Non-Proliferation Treaty as an unweaponed state, discourages decision by the leaders of Kazakhstan greatly reduced the prospect of nuclear weapons, components of nuclear weapons or nuclear materials.