Foreign Ministry held Reception dedicated to promotion of Kazakhstan’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018

Sept 17. MFA

Foreign Ministry held Reception dedicated to promotion of Kazakhstan’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018On September 17, the Foreign Ministry held reception on the occasion of launching the official campaign to promote of Kazakhstan’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council for 2017-2018.

The event was attended by Minister Erlan Idrissov, Ministry’s Senior Officials, representatives of the President Nazarbayev Administration, both Houses of the Parliament, Ministries, as well as the diplomatic corps in Astana, former peacekeepers, and representatives of youth of Kazakhstan.

On behalf of the Government of Kazakhstan, the welcome speech was delivered by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev, who called Kazakhstan’s campaign for the non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, as one of the most important priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy and emphasized Kazakhstan’s intention to actively contribute to the global peace and security.

During his speech, Minister Idrissov presented Kazakhstan’s candidacy, and elaborated on Kazakhstan’s approach to the UNSC agenda and recent political and socio-economic developments in the world. He emphasized Kazakhstan’s commitment to the comprehensive security concept, that includes the interconnection and interdependence of security, human rights and sustainable development.

This context increases the importance of active collaboration of the UN Security Council with the other UN bodies, as the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and the newly created High-Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development. Effective decision at the food, water, energy, and nuclear security should become a basis for such interaction. This is the agenda for Kazakhstan to increase its activities at the UN.

A number of foreign diplomats expressed their support for Kazakhstan’s bid and wished a successful bidding campaign.

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