Kazakhstan makes significant contribution to Central Asia’s food security
Kazakhstan is making a significant contribution to ensuring food security in the Central Asian region. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s recent address during the General Debate of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly once again demonstrates the country’s commitment to this fundamental goal of sustainable development. The Head of State emphasized that the country is ready to become a regional hub for food supply. Especially since Kazakhstan has all the necessary resources, including infrastructure and logistics, to fulfill this role. According to analysts, the adherence to the principles for the future and demonstration of its own initiatives indicate that the country is oriented towards multifaceted international cooperation and regional development.
“According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Kazakhstan is one of the top countries alongside the United States, Australia, Brazil, and Argentina with the most significant potential in the field of agriculture. And President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev recently set important initiatives to establish food hub along Kazakh-China border at the Khorgos International Trade Center and Caspian Sea Food Hub that will drastically improve trade turnover between different regions. And by becoming a food hub, Kazakhstan has great potential to improve regional infrastructure, economy and promote multilateralism in border sense,” said Yerkin Tukumov, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the Kazakh President.
According to experts, Kazakhstan has once again demonstrated itself as a responsible and sought-after international partner in addressing regional and global security issues on the world stage. This was illustrated by the country's initiative to establish a UN regional Hub for SDGs for Central Asia and Afghanistan in Almaty.