Today it became known that Kazakhstan was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from the Asia-Pacific group of states for 2017-2018.
Director of the Expert Institute of European Law and Human Rights M. Bashimov has noted that such an event is historically important and significant for sovereign Kazakhstan.
"No Central Asian country has ever been a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. This organization was established after the World War II, which included all five permanent members. They were the Soviet Union, the US, France, Britain and China. All decisions passed through them, then they were completed by the non-permanent members. There were 10 which were elected from all continents and regions. And this is the first time for years of independence when Kazakhstan won, although we were not confident until the end, because there were very strong contenders, and no one could have predicted, but our country gained the votes and became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council", the expert has said.
Kazakhstan's candidacy was supported by 138 countries out of 193 UN member states which took part in the vote. Kazakhstan fought with Thailand for a place in the Security Council, which won 55 votes. Along with Kazakhstan the non-permanent members are Ethiopia, Bolivia and Sweden. The struggle for another place continues between the Netherlands and Italy. "Kazakhstan won more votes, they voted for it and expressed confidence that Kazakhstan has received the trust of the majority of countries in the areas of peace and security, nuclear disarmament, global challenges and changes in the international vision in matters of counter-terrorism, a global threat. I believe that this is the assessment of the foreign policy activity of the entire state, first of all, the Head of State - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, because his peaceful initiatives have also worked on UN", the expert ha said.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our country has become the first country in Central Asia, elected to the most important political body of the UN.
It should be noted that Kazakhstan will officially take the right of the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on 1 January 2017.
"In general, I think that Kazakhstan, as a non-permanent UN Security Council member, will implement the strategy, which clearly reflects the idea of the world without a war, because our government is always committed to providing not only the foreign policy stability, but domestic political stability", he has said.
Thus, Kazakhstan's accession to the rights of the non-permanent UN Security Council is the result of more labor in our country, starting with the first years of independence. The closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and the renunciation of nuclear weapons, the creation of the Bank of low-enriched uranium and other initiatives clearly demonstrated to the world community that Kazakhstan sees the world without wars and weapons.