On February 12 at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Hague, a round table on the overall results of the chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council was held. The event was attended by the Coordinator of the UN Security Council Task Force of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Robert Dresen, the Ambassadors of the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, experts from the top analytical think tank institution “Clingendael" and other representatives of Dutch public and policy sectors.
In the opening speech Ambassador Magzhan Ilyassov noted that during the chairmanship of Kazakhstan about 30 meetings in the form of consultations, briefing sessions and debates were organized and followed by the adoption of Chairman's statements and resolutions. Kazakh diplomat was given special focus on President N.Nazarbayev's political discourse on January 18, which addressed main priorities and practical approaches of country's chairmanship in the UNSC.
In addition, Kazakhstan has implemented launching event on arrangement of terrorism -free world's Code. UN and SC counterterrorism subdivisions, more than one hundred member states' delegations and their heads conveyed support of the Code and recognized its urgency.
All roundtable discussants had expressed their recognition of Kazakhstan's achievement as a chairman of the UNSC, particularly its efforts in stabilizing situation in Afghanistan. It was also noted that UNSC members' visit to Afghanistan after seven years prior to the ministerial debate on January 19, was crucial in assisting stability in the country.
During the meeting next non-permanent members of the UNSC for 2018-2019 exchanged views on their chairmanship agenda.
Wrapping up the meeting, Coordinator of the UN Security Council Task Force of MFA of the Netherlands Robert Dresen noted: “Kazakhstan being as the Security Council Chairman has proven a willingness to constructive decisions in solving burning issues. In particular, strengthening security in Afghanistan will open the room for implementing important economic projects, development of infrastructure, electricity supply, trade expansion and transit services".