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Tokayev advocates comprehensive UN Council reform to confront challenges

Astana, Jun 8 (EFE).- Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday championed a comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council to address the new challenges confronting humanity.

“We are witnessing a process of destruction of the foundations of the world order that originated with the creation of the UN,” Kazakhstan’s leader noted during the inauguration of the Astana International Forum, in which the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and other high-level guests are participating.

According to Tokayev, “the UN remains the only global organization that unites us all.”

“We will not be capable of confronting the challenges without a comprehensive reform of the Security Council,” he insisted.

In this regard, he emphasized that “we need to amplify the voices of middle powers” within the Security Council. “They must be clearly heard,” he pointed out.

In Tokayev’s view, recent crises, “from COVID to armed conflicts, threaten the fragile international ecosystem.”

“However, the causes of this instability are deeply rooted in our past,” the Kazakh president said, highlighting the return to the “bloc thinking” of 30 years ago, which divides the countries of the world.

Simultaneously, the forces dividing countries are not only geopolitical but “they also have an economic background,” he added, calling again for unity in the face of contemporary challenges. EFE



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