President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with Abdulla Shahid, the President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, who arrived in Kazakhstan on an official visit.
Welcoming Abdulla Shahid, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the importance of his visit in terms of further enhancing mutual cooperation between Kazakhstan and the United Nations.
The Head of State emphasized the indispensable role of the UN in promoting global peace, security, and sustainable development. He also commended Abdulla Shahid’s active tenure as President of the UN General Assembly.
“The 77th Session of the UN General Assembly is a unique opportunity for the leaders to come together to deliver most needed solutions for the entire humanity in a constructive atmosphere. We appreciate your valuable contribution to making this event a success,” President Tokayev said.
In turn, Abdulla Shahid noted that this was his first visit to Kazakhstan and the Central Asia. He welcomed the high level of multifaceted partnership between our country and the UN over the last 30 years, as well as the large-scale reforms being implemented under President Tokayev’s leadership and the results of the recent referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution of Kazakhstan.
Abdulla Shahid added that the ongoing reforms would bring the protection of human rights and the development of civil society in Kazakhstan to a new level.
President Tokayev informed the UN diplomat about the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions to be held on September 13-15. He thanked the United Nations for the consistent support of this forum.
Abdulla Shahid called the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions an important platform and gave a high assessment to the level of this gathering. He noted that in many countries, misunderstanding leads to discrimination against people because of their beliefs. Therefore, the President of the UN General Assembly expressed confidence that the promotion of peace by spiritual leaders around the world will be the key message of the upcoming event.