PRESIDENT NAZARBAYEV PROPOSES
DEVELOPING GLOBAL STRATEGIC INITIATIVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY 2045
York, September 30: President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in
the General Debate of the 70thsession of the United Nations General Assembly (UN
GA) in New York Sept. 28 where he outlined Kazakhstan’s position on the most
pressing international issues and voiced proposed solutions.
said Kazakhstan supports initiatives aimed at restoring trust in international
relations and strengthening peace and security based on international
law. For seven decades, the world has sought an effective formula to
resolve conflict, he said, yet disputes have only grown more sophisticated and
complex, an evil that stems from destroyed statehood. He urged shifting
from routine conflict prevention and post-conflict rehabilitation to a new
development strategy that rendered conflict senseless.
context, he proposed the creation of what he called a 2045 Global
Strategic Initiative Plan that would launch a new trend in global development
based on fair conditions in which all nations have equal access to
infrastructure, resources and markets. For that purpose, he urged
transforming the Economic and Social Council into the Global Development Council
with states elected by the General Assembly and heads of all United Nations
specialised agencies acting as a global economic regulator. A draft world
anti-crisis plan was under discussion at the Astana Economic Forum over the
past few years.
clear rules must be created for the trade of global reserve currencies, which
today do not meet the criteria of justice, democracy, competitiveness and
21st century, our world needs qualitatively new instruments. The UN member
states need to combine their efforts to create a new supranational currency,
which should be relevant to the targets and tasks of global sustainable
development and prosperity,” Nazarbayev said.
also reaffirmed his earlier proposal of a universal declaration to achieve a
world free of nuclear weapons.
was the first country to close a nuclear test site, renounced the world’s
fourth largest nuclear arsenal and has created a nuclear weapon free zone in
Central Asia. There is an acute need to establish nuclear weapon free zones in
other regions of the world, particularly the Middle East. The nuclear powers
must provide guarantees of the non-use of force for all countries that renounce
possession of nuclear weapons,” Nazarbayev said.
2013, we initiated in Almaty two rounds of talks on the Iranian nuclear
programme. We welcome the signing of the Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s
nuclear programme,” he said.
mentioned that signing the agreement on the establishment of an International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) bank of low-enriched uranium in the country is an
important step that the world should acknowledge as a safe use of the atom.
to Nazarbayev, the erosion of international law and the weakening of global
institutions is a dangerous challenge. He cautioned against the arbitrary
imposition of sanctions, which contravene the United Nations Charter and
right to impose international sanctions that can damage the well-being of
millions of people should remain the exclusive prerogative of the security
council,” he said.
advocated for the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and full
implementation of the Minsk agreements. More broadly, he proposed
establishing, under United Nations auspices, a global network to counter
terrorism and extremism. The 2045 global strategic initiative plan could
include a NEW FUTURE concept to define the goals of the next stage of human
President of Kazakhstan announced that EXPO 2017 in Astana will have a theme of
Future Energy which would also support the UN initiative “Sustainable Energy
for All.” .
invite all states to participate fully in the exhibition. Looking to the future
and using the infrastructure put in place for EXPO 2017, I suggest opening in
Astana an international centre for the development of green technologies and
investment projects under the auspices of the UN,” he said.
also urged participants to support the candidacy of Kazakhstan for the position
of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-18.
the debates, Nazarbayev met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and discussed
the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, as well as the importance of
regional cooperation and the activities of the United Nations Regional Centre
for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).
and the Secretary-General also discussed the challenges posed by violent
extremism and terrorism and the preparation of the UN Plan of Action to Prevent
also held meetings with President of Poland Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister of
Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, the press service of the Akorda Presidential
Residence reported. The parties discussed bilateral cooperation in trade and
congratulated Bettel on the chairmanship in the European Union (EU) and
expressed hope that the newly signed agreements between Kazakhstan and the EU
would be ratified soon.
invited Polish companies to establish cooperation with Kazakh entities and said
that in doing so they would operate under preferential conditions in
the visit, Nazarbayev met with representatives of major U.S. companies, such as
Guggenheim, JP Morgan, Pfizer, Blackstone. In addition, he held meetings with
Vice Minister of the International Financial Corporation Jin-Yong Cai and
Executive Chairman of the Board of Cisco Systems Corporation John Chambers.
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