ASTANA– The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs held Nov. 26 a ceremony marking the issuance of a postage stamp from the memorable and jubilee dates series titled Membership of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United Nations Security Council.
In 2016, 130 UN member states elected Kazakhstan as the first Central Asian country to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.
According to Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Kazakhstan’s membership in the Security Council is one of the overarching foreign policy achievements of the country over 27 years of independence.
“It is symbolic that today’s ceremony was held on the eve of the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who was at the core of our country’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council,” he emphasised.
The postage stamp is made by offset printing in four colours in the form of a sheetlet of ten stamps. The edition is 20,000 copies. The price per copy will be 250 tenge.
Ashikbayev and Managing Director of Kazpost Baurzhan Ainabekov attended the event to launch the stamp.