Kazakhstan prepares for upcoming UN Security Council membership
Kazakhstan is actively preparing to work as the UN Security Council’s non-permanent member. There is an ongoing appointment of the heads of the organization’s standing committees. Kazakhstan will enter the UN’s key body on January 1, 2017. Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov reported on the preparation progress at a meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Kazakh President emphasized that Kazakhstan’s election as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council is expression of trust from the international community. Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized the importance of official visits of the foreign delegations to Kazakhstan. The high officials also discussed celebration of the upcoming Independence Day. In conducting foreign policy activities, Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to focus on Kazakhstan’s achievements in the 25 years of independence. In turn, Erlan Idrissov told about an international conference held to mark the jubilee date.
Nursultan NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
We need to strengthen Kazakhstan’s image on the world stage. We need to create favorable conditions for foreign visitors. The important visits to South Korea and Japan are scheduled for this year. In addition, Russia will host Eurasian Economic Council. Kazakhstan is a member of the UN Security Council. This indicates great trust for Kazakhstan.
Erlan IDRISSOV, KAZAKH FOREIGN MINISTER:
I would like to tell about the upcoming international events in your schedule, in particular, about preparation for a meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of Independence. We are planning to hold a large-scale conference. Foreign analysts are preparing a report on the 25 years of Kazakhstan’s development.