Expert opinions on Kazakhstan’s activities in UNSC
Security Council Quarterly Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East at the level of permanent members is planned to be held as part of Kazakhstan’s presidency. The Palestinian question will be discussed as well. The regular open and closed discussions on the world’s hotspots, including Syria and Yemen, will be held under the presidency of Kazakhstan. The international community is supporting Kazakhstan’s initiatives. Foreign political scientists believe that the republic will make an important contribution to maintenance of international and regional peace and security. Chinese experts said that proposals announced by the Kazakh President at the UNSC meeting converge with China’s position.
XIAO BIN, EXPERT, INSTITUTE OF EAST EUROPEAN, RUSSIAN, AND CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES:
- We know President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a politician proposing concrete ideas for keeping and restoring peace worldwide from the UN platform. This time he called for creation of nuclear free zones and stopping the division into military blocks. Your President has announced the readiness to provide the negotiation platform to settle the nuclear crisis in North Korea. I would say Kazakhstan has demonstrated its strong stance in its work in the UN Security Council. Kazakhstan has held eight rounds of Syria talks that gave positive outcome.
Representatives of delegations of more than 100 UN member states discussed the goals and objectives of the Code of Conduct on building a world free of terrorism proposed by the President of Kazakhstan. The document focuses on the creation of a broad international coalition of partner states on counter-terrorism and building a world free of terrorism by 2045, the UN’s 100th anniversary. In this regard, head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Department, Vladimir Voronkov, highly appreciated the efforts of Kazakhstan that brought its unique experience in ensuring security and sustainable development. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca in his report noted the similarity of the goals of Kazakhstan and the UN on fight against terrorism.
MIROSLAV JENCA, UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS:
- We hope this example will be followed in other regions as well. In situations where tensions are at risk of derailing political solutions diplomatic action by member states of the United Nations, original and other organizations must be taken to prevent disputes from escalating into conflicts and to limit the spread of conflicts when they occur, where armed conflicts has seen violent extremism they called and terrorist organizations emerge mediation becomes more challenging.