Kazakhstan joins UN Industrial Development Board

Business Materials 17 December 2009 18:30 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, December 17 / Trend , K.Konirova /

In Vienna within the 13th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), for the first time in history Kazakhstan was unanimously elected as member of the main body of UNIDO - Industrial Development Board, Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ilyas Omarov said.  

"Electing Kazakhstan resulted from negotiation efforts and intensive consultations conducted by the Kazakh delegation within the Asian group of UNIDO member countries during the year. The success of the negotiations allowed our country join six states, including Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, India and Saudi Arabia, nominated to the Industrial Development Board from Asia, and gained the unanimous support of the UNIDO General Conference," said Omarov.

According to Omarov, as a member of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board, Kazakhstan will be able to play a more significant role in policy-making issues of the organizations and assist in realizing national priorities to promote industrial and innovation development.

"As the first and only representative of the Central Asia in the Industrial Development Board, our country is also ready to contribute to promoting regional interests in the organization," he said.