AKIPRESS.COM - South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has embarked on a three-day trip to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, KBS World Radio reports.
Addressing the Security Council on April 14, Ambassador Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representatives of Kazakhstan to the UN in New York, said: "We call on all parties to prevent further military escalation and take effective steps aimed at restoring confidence, establishing peace and ensuring security in the long suffering land of Syria on the basis of the UN Charter and the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council."
ASTANA (TCA) — An international business forum "Investment Climate in Kazakhstan: Institute of the Investment Ombudsman and Mechanisms for Combating Corruption" was held in Astana on April 11, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.
Although, none of the Central Asian countries or China and Russia are interested in any conflicts in the region, however a conflict is inevitable, experts speculate, as the time and water are running out.
The leaders of four Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in Astana on 15 March to advocate regional integration.
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey are set to meet in Kazakhstan next week as the three countries attempt to move forward with a plan to end nearly seven years of war in Syria.
On March 2, Kazakhstan Ambassador Kairat Umarov signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Ban Treaty) on behalf of Kazakhstan at the United Nations in New York.
Trend: A regular meeting of the joint Uzbek—Kazakh border demarcation commission was held in Almaty on Feb. 27, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
Kazakhstan held the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) throughout January 2018, a significant accomplishment for the Central Asian country, which has also chaired the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in recent years. While Astana’s seat in the UNSC is certainly commendable as it is the first Central Asian nation to join this body, the Kazakh government should take a further step forward as it strives to promote global stability by having a larger role in United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKO).
Kazakhstan is interested in further strengthening of regional security in Central Asia. The country has intensified the dialogue with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the states bordering with Afghanistan. In addition, steps are being taken within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty. Signing of a number of cooperation agreements is planned for the summit of the country leaders of Central Asia, scheduled for March.