19 January, 2018

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Minister held several bilateral meetings in New York

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On 18 January, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kuwait in New York, reports the press service of the Ministry.

At the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the interlocutors in the traditionally friendly atmosphere discussed the development of bilateral relations, exchanged views on major global and regional issues, including the current agenda of the UN Security Council, confirming the closeness or coincidence of Astana's and Moscow's positions on all issues. Kairat Abdrakhmanov thanked his Russian counterpart for the valuable support of Astana's work in the UN Security Council during 2017. In his turn, S. Lavrov highly appreciated the work of Kazakhstan on the post of the Chairman of the Security Council.

With Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldaev, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry discussed issues of regional and multilateral cooperation, as well as topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of agreements reached after the official visit Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov to Astana at the end of last year.

Kairat Abdrakhmanov discussed with Tajikistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Aslov the development of bilateral and regional cooperation between Astana and Dushanbe. The Tajik diplomat highly appreciated the results of Kazakhstan's work in the first year of membership in the Security Council and the convening of debates on the security and development of Afghanistan and Central Asia.

During the meeting with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled As-Sabah, the sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation and discussed some international issues of mutual interest. Kairat Abdrakhmanov highly appreciated Kuwait's active role in promoting many international projects within the UN framework and expressed confidence that, in his new capacity as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Also, this country will make its significant contribution to the strengthening of peace and global security.


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