ISTANBUL 

The head of the 75th UN General Assembly met with Kazakhstan’s president on Friday as part of his tour of Central Asia.


“An honor to meet H.E. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan. @TokayevKZ I commend Kazakhstan as a leading country @UN, with substantial contribution to the work of the Organization in its 3 pillars; peace&security, sustainable development, human rights,” Volkan Bozkir, who is also a former Turkish diplomat, said on Twitter.


Bozkir also met with Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi and discussed regional peace and security issues, including Afghanistan, nuclear non-proliferation agenda, and the need for COVID-19 vaccines for all, he added.

As part of his visit to the country, the UN General Assembly president also met with Maulen Ashimbayev, head of the Kazakhstan Senate.

He also visited the International Turkic Academy in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan and had an “insightful discussion” with, Darkhan Kydyrali, president of the Academy, on the role of education and scientific cooperation, Bozkir said.


Kazakhstan is the last leg of Bozkir’s Central Asia tour, following Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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