Kazakhstan chairs group of landlocked developing states for two years term

Date: 14:58, 09-01-2020.

Astana. January 9. KazTAG - Kazakhstan has headed the group of landlocked developing states for two years term, reports the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Kazakhstan took the chairmanship in the group of landlocked developing states for the period 2020-2021. The chairmanship transfer ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in New York with the participation of ambassadors and experts from UN member states and  Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States", reads the message.
The Foreign Ministry noted that during the chairmanship, Kazakhstan intends to actively contribute into performance of the Vienna Program of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries (2014-2024) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals through enhanced and coordinated cooperation of the group's states with transit countries, UN agencies and other stakeholders on a regional basis.
“As a chairing state, Kazakhstan will make every effort to enhance cooperation between our group and all the interested parties, including the UN agencies, international financial institutions, the private sector and academia,” said Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN.

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