Kazakhstan, Poland discuss UNSC cooperation

Delegations led by Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Joanna Wronecka met in Warsaw recently to discuss cooperation within the United Nations Security Council.

The sides discussed agreements reached during a Sept. 6 meeting in Astana between the countries’ heads of state, according to the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ashikbayev also briefed his Polish colleagues on Kazakhstan’s priorities for its 2017-2019 non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council (UNSC) and presidency of the council in January 2018.

Wronecka noted Poland is interested in using Kazakhstan’s experience in the main UN body and spoke about her nation’s priorities as a non-permanent UNSC member in 2018-2019.

The delegations discussed Kazakh-Polish interaction on international issues, such as the Middle East, Africa, Afghanistan, Ukraine, nuclear non-proliferation, UN reform and conflict prevention. The Kazakh side also spoke about cooperating on the UNSC agenda with National Security Bureau head Pawel Soloch.