Kazakhstan’s UNSC Chairmanship discussed in Vilnius

On January 17, 2018, the Embassy organized a “round table” at the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences of Vilnius University. The meeting was attended by experts from the Institute, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, as well as international journalists.

The topic of the event was dedicated to the January chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council, in addition, traditionally, a wide range of issues was discussed regarding Kazakhstan’s foreign policy activity, as well as the state and prospects of bilateral Kazakh-Lithuanian relations.

The participants were acquainted with the main priorities of the Kazakhstan as the Chairman of the global organization. Astana’s initiatives on the development of the Code of Conduct for the achievement of a world free from terrorism and the formation on its basis of a global coalition to counter international terrorism and extremism were highlighted.

Kazakhstan’s practical experience in implementing most of the priorities set by our country was noted. In this context, the achievements of the Kazakhstan in the struggle for a world free of nuclear weapons, the construction of a successful model of interfaith and interethnic dialogue, the orientation toward sustainable development and integration of the Kazakhstan in the region were highlighted.

The experts congratulated Kazakhstan on this achievement, having agreed that the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council is the culmination of the quarter-century diplomatic activity of our state.

The merits of the Head of our state in the mediation of the most complicated Eurasian conflicts were noted.

The participants of the round table showed keen interest in the priority of the Republic of Kazakhstan on adapting the UN Security Council and the entire organization to the threats and challenges of the 21st century.

Kazakhstan’s foreign policy initiatives in the context of solving regional and global problems, such as the Manifesto “The World. XXI Century “, the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, the transformation of CICA into OBRA, as well as the initiative of Islamic reconciliation.

At the end of the meeting, the participants were briefly briefed about the vision and plans of the Embassy regarding the further development of bilateral cooperation between the Kazakhstan and Lithuania; in the context of the implementation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Address to the People of Kazakhstan “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”

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