KAZINFORM - A delegation of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry (MOAP) of the Republic of Kazakhstan paid a working visit to Bishkek where it held a number of meetings with the heads of Kyrgyzstan defense agencies, Kazinform reports.
Kazakhstan moved up nine positions -- the biggest improvement in the ranking along with Burkina Faso (70) and Sri Lanka (59), and was ranked 64th, Kyrgyzstan gained one position to occupy the 82nd place, while Uzbekistan managed to climb up two positions and is now 91st.
Kazakhstan’s nonproliferation of WMD, prevention of conflict efforts, confirm status of global peacekeeper
Kazakhstan’s one-month presidency at the UN Security Council (UNSC) has come to an end. In a celebratory reception, hosted by the Kazakhstani diplomatic permanent mission to the UN in New York, UN delegations extended their gratitude for the productive month under the presidency of the first-ever Central Asian nation to preside over the UNSC.
UNITED NATIONS -- Few nuclear powers have ever volunteered to dismantle their arsenals, but Kazakhstan's U.N. ambassador makes the case that a country stands only to gain by such a dramatic gesture.
"We know President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a politician proposing concrete ideas for keeping and restoring peace worldwide from the UN platform. This time he called for creation of nuclear free zones and stopping the division into military blocks. He said he would provide the negotiation platform to settle the nuclear crisis in North Korea. I would say Kazakhstan has demonstrated its strong stance in its work in the UN Security Council. Kazakhstan has held eight rounds of Syria talks that gave positive outcome..."
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on confidence-building measures to tackle the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (all times local): Kazakhstan's president is calling on North Korea to follow his country's path and give up its nuclear ambitions.
President Trump noted Kazakhstan’s global leadership as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council in 2017-2018. He praised Kazakhstan’s legacy as a leader in international non-proliferation efforts, beginning with the voluntary renunciation of its nuclear arsenal in 1992, and reinforced by ongoing commitments to nuclear security and recent support for preventing the spread and use of chemical weapons. Both leaders condemned the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including North Korea’s unlawful nuclear and missile programs. The leaders welcomed the recent opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency Low Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan, which seeks to decrease the risk of nuclear enrichment technology proliferation.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Economic growth in Europe and Central Asia is anticipated to ease to 2.9 percent in 2018 from an estimated 3.7 percent in 2017, the World Bank says in its January 2018 Global Economic Prospects.
Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev outlined 10 pivotal points in his annual state-of-the-nation address on 10 January, in which he encourages the nation to take up on the fourth industrial revolution.
Kazakhstan at UNSC: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, confidence-building measures top agenda
Among top priorities the country highlighted the seven priorities set by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his political address to the UN Security Council titled “Kazakhstan's conceptual vision of strengthening global partnership for building a safe, just and prosperous world,” according to the Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry.