Astana, Kazakhstan, May 23
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan can't but be concerned about the signs of OSCE's inability to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
He made the remarks at the opening of the plenary meeting of the 7th Astana Economic Forum.
"One of the reasons is the lack of the political will in reforming this organization, which was evident even after OSCE's historic Astana Summit in 2010," the president stressed.
Nazarbayev said Kazakhstan is deeply disappointed that today some countries clone the worst legacy of the past century - the recurrence of conflict and justification of the use of force in settling conflicts.
He went on to add that this creates a dangerous precedent for the rest of the world and actually encourages forms of bias in settling international disputes.
Nazarbayev also expressed concern that the use of sanctions policy actually overrides the principles of free trade and market on a global scale.
"Note that this practice has never been effective in international relations. It by all means restricts the global economic growth and creates barriers for the formation of an equitable global energy system," the president stressed.
"The decline in trust in world politics is a dangerous process, as the global confidence is a purely economic category in the 21st century. The higher it is, the more likely the speedy recovery of large-scale growth of the global economy," the president said.
Edited by C.N.