(By Dr Shahid Qureshi – The London Post): – Kazakhstan has been elected to the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member for 2017 – 18, beating Thailand in the Asian-Pacific group after a second round of voting. Kazakhstan will join Sweden, Ethiopia and Bolivia for a two-year term beginning on January 1st 2017, becoming the first ever Central Asian country to be elected to the Security Council.
The 193-member UN General Assembly gathered in the New York City headquarters to elect Kazakhstan with 138 votes, while Thailand gathered 55 votes. A third round of voting is due to take place for the final available seat, with Italy competing against The Netherlands.
Dr Shahid Qureshi predicted that Kazakhstan is going to get UNSC seat at Cambridge University seminar in February 2016. Congratulation to Kazakhstan said: Dr Shahid Qureshi.
Dr Shahid Qureseh praised the hard work done by the team Kazakhstan, especially the Foreign Minister, HE Erlan Idrisov, the ambassador of Kazakhstan in London H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov and his team in London Mr Daulet Kussainov,Mr Askar Zhiymbayev and Mr Gani Bekenov, and Mr Alibek Razakov.