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The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Marshall Islands have established diplomatic relations

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by February 13, 2019 Business

NEW YORK, The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Marshall Islands have established diplomatic relations. In New York, Permanent Representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Marshall Islands Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Omarov and Amatlein Elizabeth Cabua signed a joint communique on establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. The document came into force after signing.

The Kazakh Ambassador noted that the signing of the joint communique will allow the development of bilateral relations between the two countries within the framework of bilateral and multilateral organizations.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual support within the framework of the United Nations, including in the context of the Organization’s reform. Particular attention was paid to issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change.

His Excellency Elizabeth Kabua thanked the Kazakhstani side for the active participation of small island states in the fight against climate change and the transition to alternative energy sources. He noted that he personally participated in the Marshall Islands National Day event, which was held within the framework of the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana.

The permanent representative of the Marshall Islands has expressed support for peaceful international initiatives of Kazakhstan and its President Nursultan Nazarbayev in nuclear non-proliferation and is ready for further cooperation in this area. Marshall Islands suffered from nuclear tests fully share Kazakhstan’s initiative to ban these tests globally.

The Republic of Marshall Islands is a state located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. The population is about 57 thousand people. In 1986, the United States acquired independence on a voluntary basis with the United States. Between 1947 and 1962, nuclear tests were carried out on the islands of the state. In 1954, the USA tested a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll. The explosion completely destroyed the island.

The basis of the economy are natural agricultural products, export of croppers and financial aid from the United States. Most of the currency revenues are income from tourism.

One of the main problems of the country is the global climate change. This is the sea level rise, coastal erosion, salty water penetration into the soil, droughts and floods, cyclones and storms.

Source: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

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