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Kazakhstan 2018


January 11, 2018
By Dr. Lisa Williams

A total of 138 out of 193 countries voted in June 2016 for Kazakhstan to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), making its the first Central Asian country to serve in the prestigious position. Kazakhstan’s two-year term began in January 2017. In January 2018, Kazakhstan has assumed the rotating presidency of the UNSC. Kazakhstan’s Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted “this event is an historic victory for Kazakhstan…made possible by the international authority of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.” I agree.
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