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.
Leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will exchange views on enhancing cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, chief of the foreign policy department of the President’s Office Aizada Subakozhoeva told during a briefing on the official visit of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Dushanbe on February, 1-2, Kabar reports.
The National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan will resume the export of electricity to Uzbekistan. This was announced by the deputy head of the National Energy Holding Nurlan Sydykov at a press conference in Bishkek on January 29, Central Asian media outlets reported.
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.
The Telegraph on January 14 mapped the world’s most- and least – religious countries. The Telegraph based its map on the results of three WIN/Gallup International polls, taken in 2008, 2009 and 2015. Each asked respondents whether or not they felt religious; for each country the publication has included the most recent figures available.
"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..."
By Kamila Aliyeva The volume of foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan in January-December 2017 amounted to $3.9 billion, thus showing an increase of 1.1 percent, according to the Statistics Agency under the President of Tajikistan.
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.