By Abdul Kerimkhanov
Kazakhstan is completing its work in the UN Security Council with the hope that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will continue to contribute to stability and peace in the region.
UN Security Council considered the sixth semi-annual report of the UN Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2231 on December 12, which was presented by deputy for political affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. The meeting was attended by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
Kazakhstan considers the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iranian nuclear program as a key document in ensuring nuclear security in the region, stated Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Umarov, speaking at an open meeting of the UN Security Council.
He declared that Kazakhstan expresses its support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Umarov added that country is in favor of its further implementation, as stated in the political address of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the UN Security Council.
“We are convinced of the vital role of this document in preserving peace and stability in the region, as well as in its importance for new prospects for cooperation with Iran in various fields,” said Umarov.
Kazakhstan is proud to have contributed to this negotiation process towards the development of a historic agreement by organizing two rounds of constructive negotiations in Almaty in 2013.
The head of the Kazakhstan delegation supported the appeal of the UN Secretary-General for all the parties to the agreement to benefit from the implementation of the document. He expressed solidarity with the signatory states and in their desire to ensure freedom for their economic operators in cooperation with Iran within the framework of the UNSC resolution.
Umarov also drew attention to the legitimate interests of Kazakhstan in the development of an active partnership with all countries of the region, taking into account its geographical position and transit potential. It was noted a significant revival of trade and economic cooperation and development in the region due to the implementation of the FAP.
“Kazakhstan is completing its work in the Security Council with the hope that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and Resolution 2231 will continue to contribute to strengthening the non-proliferation regime and ensuring stability and peace in the region,” the Kazakh representative added at the end of his speech.
A joint comprehensive plan of action was adopted in July 2015 in Vienna by the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and Iran. The document is intended to provide a comprehensive and final solution to this problem.
In May 2018, the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the agreement and announced the resumption of unilateral sanctions against Iran.
In February and April 2013, two rounds of talks on the Iranian nuclear program took place in Almaty.
The UN Security Council is composed of 15 members with 5 being permanent and 10 non-permanent members elected by the UN General Assembly.
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