Kazakhstan - non-permanent member of UN Security Council
On January 10, the UN Security Council will hold an open debate on “Conflict prevention and peace preservation”, which will be attended by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and a number of foreign ministers of the Security Council member countries, including the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov. The first meeting of the Security Council was held last week, where Kazakhstan’s priority work areas have been announced. They include preventive diplomacy and confidence-building measures, nuclear non-proliferation, conflict resolution and combating international terrorism. Under Kazakhstan’s chairmanship the Committees of the UN Security Council will hold meetings on Somalia and Eritrea, and on combatting terrorist organizations. Kazakhstan will work as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for two years. The country will represent the interests of the entire Asia-Pacific region because Kazakhstan was elected from this group.
MAULEN ASHIMBAYEV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:
Kazakhstan is entrusted to coordinate the work within the Committee that this is, of course, a great confidence and a great responsibility to our country. Kazakhstan will implement the initiatives voiced by the Kazakh President on fighting terrorism and extremism. Thus, Kazakhstan is entrusted the most important committees within the Security Council.
Kazakhstan became the first Central Asian country to be elected to this important global political body. This proves that the international community is supporting the initiatives undertaken by Kazakhstan in the recent years.