The Minister, opening a meeting, noted that during the period of cooperation between Kazakhstan and ESCAP, successes in various spheres had been achieved; including in ESCAP programs on issues of landlocked countries, investment cooperation and trade development, environmental protection and natural resources management.
The Ministry explained that Kazakhstan permanently participates in annual sessions of ESCAP, and also co-authored in a number of resolutions adopted at the sessions of the Commission and is interested in further deepening of cooperation.
He also recalled that Kazakhstan is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, noting that this imposes a heavy responsibility on Kazakhstan in the work at various UN institutions.
"Kazakhstan proposes to strengthen cooperation in key areas of sustainable development, such as human capital, green economy, science and innovation, energy, public administration and integration", - T. Suleimenov said.
The Minister invited T. Bonapace to take part in the 10th Astana Economic Forum, which will take place on June 15-16, 2017 in Astana within international exhibition EXPO-2017.
T. Bonapace, in her turn, thanked the Minister for promoting initiatives related to deepening cooperation with ESCAP, noting the significant progress of Kazakhstan in this area. She also expressed the hope that the further participation of Kazakhstan in the annual sessions of ESCAP will be fruitful, having urged to continue active work with the organization.