The Head of State got familiarized with the new building of the UN office, housing the 17 regional divisions of the largest international organization.
The President noted the symbolism of visiting the office on the day when a holiday of particular importance is celebrated - the Day of Unity of Kazakhstan’s Nation.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that Kazakhstan is fully committed to UN principles and intends to continue active cooperation with the international community in order to preserve security, stability and protect human rights.
- This beautiful building will serve the interests of the United Nations. The UN is a common home for all countries. I am confident that our cooperation will grow. We will support the activities of the UN offices in Kazakhstan in the name of security throughout the world, the Head of State said.
In turn, the UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Norimasa Shimomura thanked the President of Kazakhstan and stressed that this beautiful building is a gift from the city of Almaty. The diplomat expressed confidence that the new office will become a symbol of strong friendship and partnership between Kazakhstan and the UN.