Foreign Relations

Kazakhstan’s nonproliferation of WMD, prevention of conflict efforts, confirm status of global peacekeeper
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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.

Kazakhstan: at forefront of building a safer world
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Kazakhstan: at forefront of building a safer world

"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..."

25-01-2018, 15:29
US and Kazakhstan: enhanced strategic partnership for the 21st Century
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US and Kazakhstan: enhanced strategic partnership for the 21st Century

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.