Kazakh Foreign Minister attends Munich Security Conference

ASTANA. February 4. KAZINFORM Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov attended the 49th International Conference on Security Policy in Munich on February 1-3, according to the press service of the Foreign Ministry.

In his speech at the session devoted to the issues of security and stability in South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, the Kazakh Foreign Minister said that "Eurasian security is an integral part of the new common global security."

Idrissov reminded that "three years ago, the OSCE Summit in Astana adopted a declaration, which first touched upon the concept of the Eurasian security, as well as close relationship between the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security dimensions." As is known, Kazakhstan as OSCE chairman determined that one of the priorities in the field of security was the active assistance in resolving "frozen conflicts" in the area from Vancouver to Vladivostok, and contributed to this difficult process.

"Kazakhstan, being at the center of Eurasia, is a very important connection between Europe and Asia, and we are pleased that our role in this regard is on the rise," Idrissov stated.

Concerning the interdependence of security in South-Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Eurasia the Minister noted that these regions, located between the Caspian, Black and Mediterranean seas, are the natural areas of ​​resource and transit cooperation for each other, which determines their common interest in resolving existing crises and ensuring long-term regional stability. In this case, economic growth must be the driving force behind efforts to strengthen stability.

"Stability will stimulate economic growth, and the economic growth in turn will promote stability," Yerlan Idrissov said, noting that Kazakhstan is interested in the expansion of these markets for its own interests and the interests of the region.

He told about the steps taken by Kazakhstan in this area, including the acquisition of Romanian company Rompetrol, participation in Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline, the acquisition of marine terminals on the Black Sea.

On the sidelines of the conference, the Kazakh diplomat held several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Spain, Poland, Turkey, Israel, Italy, President of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic and others.

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