K. Tokayev attended the opening of 74th Session of UN General Assembly

President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attended the opening of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

During his speech, the Head of State said that building a world free of nuclear weapons is the highest priority for Kazakhstan.

This desire has become an integral part of the national identity of the Kazakh people, giving them the moral right to be at the forefront of the global movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

“We all should stand resolutely for the universal declaration on the achievement of the nuclear-weapon-free road as a Road Map to save the future. We also aim for enhance cooperation among nuclear-weapons-free zones and creation of new ones. Kazakhstan believes that the kind issues on Iran’s joint comprehensive plan of action and the nuclearization of the Korean peninsula should be settled only by political means due respect to each other’s interest and concerns,” he said.

The President of Kazakhstan stated the need to transform the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia into a full-fledged organization. He called on the parties to a joint discussion of security and peace.

The Head of State also spoke about ongoing projects in Kazakhstan.

This May, Tokayev opened a new building of international organizations in Kazakhstan. It holds 16 UN agencies. As the next step, he proposes to establish and its premises a UN center for SDGs with mandates to assist countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

The session of the General Assembly was attended by leaders of states, heads of government and foreign ministers from 200 countries.

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