At the UN General Assembly Abdrakhmanov signs the anti-terrorism code for Kazakhstan

Oct 5, 2018 2:17 pm

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov participated in the signing of the Code of Conduct Towards Achieving a World Free of Terrorism.

The Code of Conduct, an idea launched by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2015, was signed by foreign ministers and high representatives of more than 70 nations at a signing ceremony held in the format of a high-level special event.

Presenting the Code of Conduct, Abdrakhmanov stressed its main objectives: giving impetus to the practical implementation of a wide range of international commitments to counter terrorism and establishing a broad global coalition towards achieving a world free of terrorism by 2045. The Code formally recognises for the first time the interdependence of security, development and the fight against terrorism, and thus supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speaker at the ceremony were Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office.

Voronkov praised Astana for preparing the Code of Conduct and stressed the successful activities of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council, including its chairmanship of three sanctions committees related to the fight against terrorist groups. Counter-terrorism is one of the highest priorities of the reform programme of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.


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