Month: December 2015

FM Idrissov Visits Vienna, Addresses ECFA on Eurasian Challenges

VIENNA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov held a number of bilateral and multilateral meetings and took part in the second annual meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs (ECFA) during his working visit to Vienna Dec. 2. The date of the meeting coincided with the fifth anniversary of the Astana summit of 2010 which capped Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the Vienna-based Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and was noted by the adoption of the Astana Commemorative Declaration.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov (L) with UN Deputy Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNODC Yury Fedotov.

The visit’s programme started at the UN offices in Vienna where Idrissov first met with UN Deputy Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov. The parties discussed cooperation between Kazakhstan and the UNODC, the fight against corruption, revitalisation of the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC), as well as the initiatives of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

At the meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, the sides discussed implementation of the agreement between Kazakhstan and the IAEA on the establishment of a bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) signed in August in Astana.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov (L) with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano.

Then Idrissov and Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Li Yong oversaw the signing of an administrative agreement between the government of Kazakhstan and the organisation on targeted contributions to the Industrial Development Fund. They…

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