MESSAGE ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
New York, 18 July 2017
Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to take part in this high-level dialogue on implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.
On 14 June, UNRCCA hosted a Mini-Dublin Group (informal co-ordination group of like-minded countries on the fight against illicit drugs) meeting in Ashgabat. This was the fifth mini-Dublin Group meeting hosted by the Centre and chaired by the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat.
Ashgabat, 13 June 2017 – Today, United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres chaired a “High-Level United Nations-Central Asian Dialogue on Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”.
I am very happy to be here for this visit to Kazakhstan and to be participating, of course, in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, and in the opening of the EXPO 2017 that I hope will be a landmark in our commitment to sustainable development, especially in relation to something that is