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UN ready to purchase Kazakh military equipment and weapons 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 expansion of interaction in the field of digitalization and telemedicine. These issues were identified as a priority during the meeting of the Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev with the UN Deputy 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 UN Permanent Representative to Kazakhstan, Shimura Norimasa.

The participants of the meeting welcomed the proposal of the UN Deputy Secretary General on the use of Kazakhstani military equipment in UN peacekeeping missions, stressing that our country has significant potential and strive to strengthen cooperation in this direction.

“A sufficient number of enterprises producing military equipment and equipment, including armored vehicles, helicopters, thermal imaging equipment, weapons and ammunition, are operating in Kazakhstan today. And we, of course, are interested in this military potential serving the cause of preserving peace, ”said Askar Zhumagaliyev.

The balanced foreign policy of our country, the significant peacekeeping experience of Kazakhstan, both in the format of military missions and as a dialogue platform at the international level, are 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 the opportunities to participate in procurement programs conducted by the United Nations.

Note that members of the high delegation arrived in Kazakhstan to participate in

V International UN Symposium on Partnership in Technologies for Peacekeeping. The main theme of the Symposium is “Forecast. Protection. Prevention ”, and it will raise the issues of introducing innovative technologies for UN peacekeeping missions, the possibility of international partnership for persons participating in peacekeeping operations and joint study of topical problems in this area.