Kazakhstan Plays Vital Link Between East And West - Ban Ki-Moon


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, March 28. Kazakhstan playsa vital role as a bridge between East and West, the 8th UNSecretary-General, Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, andPresident of the Assembly of the Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI) Ban Ki-moon said this during a meeting with Kazakh PresidentKassym-Jomart Tokayev in China, Trend reports via Akorda.

"As Kazakhstan's leader, you are committed to promoting peaceand unity in the area while empowering both the people and the UN.I believe Kazakhstan serves an important function as a link betweenthe East and the West. Your wide knowledge allows you to understandthe complexities of the global dynamics between the East and theWest," he said.

In turn, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed gratitude to BanKi-moon for the invitation to attend the Boao Forum, acknowledginghis substantial contributions to the global community during histenure as UN Secretary-General.

"In my perspective, you stand out as one of the finestSecretaries-General in the history of the United Nations. It hasbeen a pleasure and an honor for me to serve under your leadershipat the UN for two and a half years," Tokayev said.

The sides also discussed the international agenda, including therole of the UN in effectively overcoming global challenges.

Furthermore, Tokayev discussed Kazakhstan's internationalinitiatives. As part of the 79th session of the General Assembly,Kazakhstan, in collaboration with France, aims to host the OneWater Summit. Additionally, Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, will hosta regional climate summit in 2026.

Concluding the discussion, the president of Kazakhstan extendedan invitation to Ban Ki-moon to participate as one of the mainspeakers in the upcoming "Astana" International Forum.

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