Kazakh envoy’s briefing on President Kassym’s address to UNGA
Ambassador of Kazakhstan Akan Rakhmetullin told media and think-thank that President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered a statement at the UN saying the UN has in fact consolidated nations around much broader common aspirations and principles
Ansar M Bhatti
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Kazakhstan Akan Rakhmetullin arranged a media briefing at his embassy to discuss salient features of the speech of President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev, which he delivered on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
A select group of media people and members of think-thank CGSS were invited to attend the briefing.
On the occasion the Ambassador also announced opening of Abai Center. Abai is a great thinker and philosopher of Kazakhstan. The Center represents the legacy of Abai Kunanbaiuly, a great poet, philosopher, and founder of written Kazakh literature, as well as the rich heritage of Kazakh culture.
The Ambassador told the audience that the Center shall be functional from now onwards.
The Center would contain literature about Kazakhstan and Abai. He further told that in future they plan to hold interactive sessions with various Pakistani institutions in order to deepen cooperation especially in the literary field.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan told media and think-thank that President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered a statement at the UN saying the UN has in fact consolidated nations around much broader common aspirations and principles. The result has been an era of really active and broad international cooperation.
However, the path has not been easy. 75 years were overshadowed by missed opportunities to find a common ground in advancing our shared goals and values, to lessen suffering in the world, the Kazakh president further said in his speech.
Ambassador Akan further told that his President had said in clear words that history of the United Nations has been a period of intense collective efforts and rich learning: from decolonization to development, from child protection to climate change, from health to human rights, from peacekeeping to peacemaking.
‘Over the last three decades, Kazakhstan has participated in endeavours of every major UN body – including the Security Council – in pursuit of a range of priorities including conflict resolution, non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament, combating terrorism, interfaith and interethnic dialogue, as well as promoting the interests of Land Locked Developing Countries’.
The ambassador said that President Kassym also informed the august gathering about his country’s steps regarding Coronavirus pandemic preventive measure. He told that COVID-19 has proven surprisingly difficult to be overcome. A second arms race looms. Our strategic development goals are suffering setbacks.
The President also commended the strong leadership by Secretary-General António Guterres, and support his ongoing work to boost effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the UN. Kazakhstan adds its voice in a clear statement of commitment to the UN mission and Charter, and to the shared aspiration of building a more peaceful, just and prosperous world.
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