K. Tokayev: "Any Contradictions Must Be Resolved According to UN Charter Norms and Principles"

Numerous crisis situations have exposed the vulnerability of the UN in their resolution, stated the President of Kazakhstan.

08/11/2023 - 10:24
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The world will return to a state of stable equilibrium once countries start adhering to the norms of international law, prevailing over emotions. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev shared this vision of the future in light of several armed conflicts during an interview with the Russian newspaper "Izvestia," as reported by Sarbaz.kz.

"I am firmly convinced that any contradictions must be resolved in accordance with the norms and principles of the UN Charter. This document was adopted by the global community after the bloodiest war in human history. To prevent the recurrence of such tragedies, uniform and unambiguously interpretable rules of the game in the international arena were established. This was a great victory for the principles of humanism and philanthropy. I believe we have not yet discovered a better recipe for resolving conflicts," said the President.

According to him, all countries are equal regardless of their size, power, or economic potential. International law is subject to equal and universal application without double standards.

"I believe that once unwavering adherence to the norms of international law prevails over emotions, the world will return to a state of stable equilibrium. This formula is relevant for political systems as well as for resolving contemporary economic, environmental, and humanitarian issues," noted K. Tokayev.

However, the President acknowledges that growing bloc mentality and geopolitical fragmentation undermine the unity and supremacy of the UN mandate.

"Criticism of the organization is increasing and is related to the need for internal reforms. Numerous crisis situations in various parts of our planet have exposed the vulnerability of the UN in their resolution," the President emphasised.

In the opinion of the Head of State, against the backdrop of emerging new armed conflicts worldwide, it is time to make the UN the primary conductor of global security, capable of confronting the challenges of the 21st century and effectively addressing contemporary problems.

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