Kazakhstan, Poland discuss UNSC cooperation

ASTANA –  Delegations led by Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Joanna Wronecka recently discussed cooperation within the United Nations Security Council at a meeting in Warsaw.

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According to the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the sides discussed agreements reached during a Sept. 6 meeting in Astana between the countries’ heads of state. Ashikbayev also briefed his Polish colleagues on Kazakhstan’s priorities for its 2017-2019 non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council and its plans for chairing the council in 2018.

Wronecka said Poland is interested in using Kazakhstan’s experience in the main UN body and spoke on Poland’s priorities as a non-permanent UNSC member in 2018-2019.

The sides also discussed Kazakh-Polish interaction on international issues, such as the Middle East, Africa, Afghanistan, Ukraine, nuclear non-proliferation, UN reform and conflict prevention.

The Kazakh delegation also discussed cooperation on the UN Security Council agenda with Head of the National Security Bureau Pawel Soloch.

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