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E.Idrissov: Kazakhstan as a member of UN Security Council to contribute to transformation of CAR in peace and security zone

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Kazakhstan’s membership in the UN Security Council is a chance to attract the world’s attention to security issues in Central Asia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov said at the meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

E. Idrissov informed the Council members about key directions and priorities of the ongoing work of agencies in the context of a geopolitical situation in the world. Particular attention was paid to the subject of the forthcoming Kazakhstan’s membership in the UN Security Council in 2017-2018

“This mission is of a great responsibility for us. We will strive to contribute to the work of the UN Security Council in such areas as maintenance of international peace and security, preventive diplomacy, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, peacemaking, human rights, gender equality and international law,” E.Idrissov said.

According to the Minister, the Central Asia to be represented in the Security Council for the first time in the history of this body, and Kazakhstan’s membership is a chance to draw attention of the Council members to issues of regional security, including stabilization issues in Afghanistan.

“Our main purpose is to promote the transformation of the Central Asian region as a zone of peace, cooperation and security,” he added.

It should be noted that a regular meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan is scheduled for December 2016.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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