Parliament • 18 February, 2019

Kazakh Senate Speaker attends Munich Security Conference

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On behalf of the Head of State, the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, took part in the Munich Security Conference on February 15-17, the press service of the Senate reports.

The authoritative forum, which brings together leading world politicians, experts and public figures, is traditionally devoted to discussing the most pressing issues of global and regional security. Discussions focused on prospects for peace in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Separate sessions were devoted to international trade, arms control, the impact of climate change and cyber technologies on the state of security.

Heads of state and government, speakers of parliaments, leaders of international organizations, and influential experts spoke at the conference. In total, more than 600 delegates attended the events of the forum, including 35 heads of state and government, 50 foreign ministers, and 30 ministers of defense.

The Chairman of the Senate took part in a number of panel thematic sessions, as well as in the Round Table on the topic “Transnational Security”.

The overall outcome of the discussions was the recognition that, at present, the international order, the center of which is the United Nations, faces acute challenges that require a joint response from all of humanity.

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