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Security Council: Building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development (8162nd meeting)
15 Jan 2018 -  With the participation of the UN Secretary-General.
Under the agenda: Maintenance of international peace and security.
- Building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development.
- Letter dated 2 January 2018 from the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2018/7 - Concept note)
The security situation in Afghanistan continues to be fragile and volatile, with an increase in the activities of well-known radical terrorist groups, including in the country’s northern parts, which threaten the security of the region and beyond. Insecurity further hampers the growth of the Afghan economy.
All of the Central Asian States are committed to developing long-term cooperation with Afghanistan, since it is in their political and economic interest. It is our principal position that Afghanistan should be viewed not as a threat, but as an important and high-potential partner. It is therefore critical to integrate the economies of Afghanistan and neighbouring countries, including Central Asian States, through enhanced interaction and connectivity, inter alia, by implementing regional infrastructure, trade, investment, transit and transportation projects.
On the occasion of this debate, it is expected that a presidential statement will be adopted calling for a constructive and innovative regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
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Friday, 19 January 2018
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12:00 pm
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