United Nations ready to buy military equipment and weapons of Kazakhstan for peacekeeping missions

Provision of military equipment and thermal imaging equipment for UN peacekeeping missions, cooperation in the field of satellite monitoring, as well as increased interaction in the field of digitalization and telemedicine. These issues were identified as priorities during the meeting of the Minister of digital development, defense and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev with the UN Under-Secretary General for Field Support Atul Hare. The meeting was also attended by the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, Kairat Umarov and the Permanent Representative of the UN in Kazakhstan, Shimura Norimas.

The proposal of the UN Under-Secretary General on the use of Kazakhstan’s military equipment in UN peacekeeping missions, the meeting participants welcomed, stressing that our country has significant potential and desire to strengthen cooperation in this direction.

“Today a sufficient number of enterprises producing military technique and equipment, including armored cars, helicopters, thermal imaging equipment, weapons and ammunition, operate in Kazakhstan. And we, of course, are interested in this military potential serving the cause of preserving peace”, noted Askar Zhumagaliyev.

The balanced foreign policy of our country, the significant peacemaking experience of Kazakhstan, both in the format of military missions and as a dialogue platform at the international level, is highly appreciated by the UN. Therefore, we intend to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan in many aspects, including at the business level. In particular, Atul Hare noted that they planned to hold business seminars for the next few days to raise awareness of entrepreneurs about participation opportunities in procurement programs conducted by the United Nations.

Note that members of a high delegation arrived in Kazakhstan to participate in
V International Symposium on Technology Partnership for Peacekeeping. The main topic of the Symposium is “Forecast. Protection. Prevention”, and it will raise issues of introducing innovative technologies for UN peacekeeping missions, the possibilities of an international partnership for those involved in peacekeeping operations and a joint study of topical issues in this area.

 

 

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