Kazakhstan asks for joint support from members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in establishing a UN Center on Sustainable Development Goals for Central Asia and Afghanistan in Almaty, Qazmonitor reports with reference to the Central Communications Service.
The construction of the resource center was approved by the United Nations. Given the green light, Kazakhstan is now taking the initiative to help resolve the instability in Afghanistan.
On August 19, the Kazakh President’s aide and secretary of the Security Council, Gizat Nurdauletov spoke about the UN Center and important issues on maintaining peace in the Central Asian region at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) 17th meeting of secretaries of the Security Council held in Tashkent.
The members exchanged views on combating terrorism, organized crimes, and illegal trading of weapons and drugs among other things, as well as advocated for Afghanistan becoming an independent, united, democratic and peaceful state free of terrorism war and drugs.
The meeting concluded with members agreeing on holding the next council meeting in India.