Astana, 6 November 2023 (TDI): Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roman Vassilenko, presented the country’s approaches to solving contemporary regional and global problems at the World Policy Conference held on November 3-5 in Abu Dhabi.

According to the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, More than 200 representatives of governments, international companies, and leading think tanks from  Asia, Europe, Africa, and America attended the conference.

Organized by the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), the title of this year was “The International System between Globalization and Disintegration: Which Forces Will Prevail?”

Furthermore, In his remarks, Vassilenko outlined Kazakhstan’s commitment to the UN Charter and compliance with its basic principles, including, first of all, respect for the territorial integrity, of borders and the sovereignty of states.

It is based on this, Vassilenko said, that the solution to international contradictions should be based.

He drew the attention of conference participants to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s approaches to reforming the UN.

Moreover, he stated Kazakhstan’s position on fortifying and modernizing the United Nations by elevating the General Assembly’s stature as the world’s most representative assembly and adding more nations including so-called middle powers to the UN Security Council membership, which would represent a wider range of global regions.

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In addition to that, the Deputy Foreign Minister also identified three interrelated trends affecting the development of Central Asia and the regions around it.

First, he highlighted, was linked to socio-economic and environmental security caused by global warming and spill over as a result of Afghanistan. Secondly, in response to these challenges, Central Asian states are cooperating more and more, which is increasing the region’s subjectivity in global politics.

Lastly, he stated, was the active involvement of external actors, such as China, Russia, the United States, the European Union, Türkiye and the Arab nations, with the countries of the region in both bilateral and multilateral formats.