Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping role in UN Security Council
Kazakhstan has done extensive work to resolve international conflicts during seven months of non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council. The Institute for Strategic Studies highlights that Kazakhstan has taken effective measures and significantly increased its authority on the world stage. The country participates in the work of the UN Security Council committees on the situation in Afghanistan, sanctions on Somalia and Eritrea, as well as combatting ISIS and Al-Qaeda. In these directions, work has been conducted in order to freeze the assets of terrorist organizations and restrict their movement.
MEIRAT OMAROV, HEAD OF FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY, KISI:
- In more than half a year, this work has given Kazakhstan huge advantages in increasing its authority as a peacekeeping state. I can say that the vivid example is a sharp criticism of the North Korean nuclear missile program, which, in fact, threatens the security and peace of not only the Northeast Asia, but can lead to a global war.
Gambia highlights Kazakhstan's leadership in peace-making. The country ended its constitutional crisis. At the beginning of the year, Gambia was on the brink of war, and its inhabitants have fled to neighboring states. The UN Security Council held several emergency meetings. As a result of long negotiations between the leaders of the West African countries, the political crisis was resolved without armed clashes. Today, Gambia is grateful to all those who supported them in difficult times and hope to strengthen cooperation with other states, including Kazakhstan.
MAMADOU TANGARA, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GAMBIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS:
- We are grateful to ECOWAS, to the international community, to the UN and all our friends including Kazakhstan. The former PR who is now minister of foreign affairs was very supporting. Everything was solved very peacefully and today we are looking for to working closely to organize a series of activities including inter collateral dialogue.