Kazakhstan's chairmanship in UN Security Council
According to deputy director of the Kazakhstan’s Institute of Strategic Studies, Sanat Kushkumbayev, Nursultan Nazarbayev’s participation in the UN briefing by proves Kazakhstan's international authority in the matter of nuclear non-proliferation. Kazakhstan made a huge contribution to the global anti-nuclear movement and became the lead by example for the whole world, the expert said. The country consistently promotes the initiative on the universal ban of nuclear weapons dedicated to the UN's 100th anniversary in 2045 and again calls the world leaders to solve this problem.
SANAT KUSHKUMBAYEV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, KAZAKHSTAN INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES:
- This leadership is recognized by the world. The US administration has repeatedly highlighted that Kazakhstan is one of the leading states in the area of nuclear non-proliferation. We support all those processes and different tracks related to nuclear non-proliferation that occur in the world and are conducted at governmental, non-governmental and international levels. This is a very honorable and responsible mission for Kazakhstan.
According to experts, Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the UN Security Council has become a result of the state’s foreign policy designed for 25 years. During the years of independence, the republic consistently promoted the principles of peace and harmony and also took steps to reduce cases of international conflict.
AMIRZHAN ALPEISOV, PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT, GUMILEV EURASIAN STATE UNIVERSITY:
- We hosted an international ‘Astana Expo 2017’. This serves as international trust in our country. This is economic and political trust; this is not just a big event. This was a proof that the country is secure and the country has achievements in its economy. This confirms that for 25 years Kazakhstan has climbed high on the world stage. This is why in 2017 it was decided that our country will chair the UN Security Council. This is the only post-Soviet state that has achieved such success.