Politics • 27 September, 2017

Kazakhstan participates the UN Security Council’s meeting on Middle East Situation

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The delegation from Kazakhstan took part in the meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine.

Kairat Umarov, the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, speaking at the opening part of the briefing, called on the parties to return to the negotiating table to achieve a peaceful, just and lasting settlement of the conflict in accordance with the norms of international laws.

He also said that the leaders of Israel and Palestine must take concrete steps that will preserve the possibility of peaceful coexistence between the two states and strengthen the prospects for peace based on the inalienable right of Palestinians to statehood and Israel's right to security.

Kazakhstan urged the Palestinian and Israeli sides to demonstrate the political will to achieve a historic peace agreement on the principle of "two states for two peoples" by strengthening the relations of peace, security, and development. Including, and through the promotion of confidence-building measures in the sphere of development, which is the "second pillar" of the UN.

The Kazakh delegation proposed to revive the work of the Middle East Quartet (the United States, Russia, the UN and the EU) and drew the attention of the international community to the unstable and tense situation in the Gaza Strip. Kazakhstan welcomed the recent diplomatic efforts of the United States, Russia, and Egypt to resolve this issue.

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