On January 3 Kazakhstan took part in the first meeting of the UN Security Council as the non-permanent member. Kazakhstan's delegation was presented by Charge d'Affaires of the Republic of Kazakhstan Barlybay Sadykov.
Addressing the members of the Security Council Barlybay Sadykov underscored Kazakhstan's priority issues in the work of the Council including preventative diplomacy and consolidation of trust building measures, settlement of conflicts and counter-terrorism. He noted that the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia proposed in the UN 25 years ago has become a reality, and the dialogue is making substantial contribution to the security in the Asian continent. Emphasizing the relevance of the Manifest of the Head of State the Kazakhstan's diplomat drew attention to the importance of the joint efforts in creation the world free of nuclear weapon, wars and conflicts by the 100 anniversary of the UN in 2045.
The Program of the Security Council work for January 2017 was approved during the meeting. The high-level public meeting of the UNSC "Prevention of Conflicts and Preservation of Peace" is scheduled on January 10. The UNSC members are expected to state their priorities and support of new UN administration. Kazakhstan will be represented by the newly appointed Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov.