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Kazakhstan welcomes positive changes on Korean peninsula - Kazakh Foreign Ministry

28.09.2018, 19:04 2929
On the sideline of the UN General Assembly's session in New York, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a number of bilateral meetings and consultations, press service of Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry reports.

In particular, Kairat Abdrakhmanov held talks with Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong-ho. He underlined that Kazakhstan kept supporting the continuation of negotiations and to work out a mutually acceptable mechanism to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Kazakhstan welcomes positive changes on the Korean peninsula, including the results of the Inter-Korean summits and high-level meetings between the USA and North Korea," said Kairat Abdrakhmanov.

Also, the Minister talked about anti-nuclear initiatives of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan's experience in dismantling the nuclear missile potential. The interlocutors have set plans to hold inter-ministerial consultations.

In addition, in a talk with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, the parties discussed cooperation in Central Asia and the issues to strengthen the UN's regional presence in Almaty. The Minister told Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's initiatives put forward at the Caspian Summit in Aktau, the meeting of the founding states of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea and the summit of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic speaking states.

Rosemary DiCarlo underlined Kazakhstan's positive role as a member of the UN Security Council. In general, according to him, in the background of positive news from other regions of the world, Central Asia has been demonstrating the good dynamics of regional cooperation and development in recent years. She also said that during the upcoming Congress of the Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions on October 10-11 in Astana, the UN would be represented at a high level.

The implementation of the results of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's conference held in Astana on August 29 was discussed during a talk with Lassina Zerbo, an Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The head of the Organization thanked Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for gradual and comprehensive support of the global movement for the early entry into force of the Treaty.

The implementation of the economic agreements was considered at the highest level during a meeting of the Kazakh Foreign Minister with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arabic Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The meeting with Sudan's Foreign Minister Al Dirdiri Muhammed Ahmed discussed interaction within the UN Security Council in the context of regulatory processes in the regions of the African Continent, cooperation within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as development of trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian ties.

Kazakhstan and Ukraine will intensify bilateral cooperation and interaction within the UN, heads of the Foreign Ministries Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Pavel Klimkin said during a talk. The parties agreed to speed up agreeing on the projects of a number of agreements to sign them within the planned meetings at different levels.

During a meeting with Minister of Foreign Minister and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco Nasser Bourita, the parties signed an inter-parliamentary agreement to cancel a visa regime for holders of diplomatic and service passports. In general, Kazakhstan and Morocco intend to expand trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian ties, as well as to strengthen interaction on the UN agenda's issues.

Source: BNews.kz

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