Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2017. /Kabar/. The Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the UN in New York informed the UN member states on the current Kyrgyz-Kazakh border situation, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.
According to her, on November 17, 2017, within the framework of the Second Committee’s work at the headquarter of the UN General Assembly, a package of resolutions on economic, environmental and financial issues was considered.
When considering the resolution "Unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion of developing countries," Permanent Representative of Kyrgyz Republic at the UN, Ms. Moldoisaeva issued a statement in which she noted that from October 10, 2017, Kazakhstan imposed artificial obstacles to free movement of people, transport and goods. The UN member states were informed of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border, the use of an economic and transport blockade, with the aim of causing economic damage to Kyrgyzstan and undermining the investment and tourism attractiveness of the country.
The main idea of the resolution states that no state can apply unilateral economic, political measures or measures of any other kind with the aim of achieving the subordination of another state. The Kyrgyz delegation expressed the hope that the adopted document will serve as an important impetus for the cessation of obstacles that not only undermine the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation between peoples, but also damage the sustainable development of countries.
Kyrgyzstan voted to adopt the resolution. In total, the resolution was supported by 116 states, 2 states - the USA and Israel voted against and 49 states abstained.
It should be noted that сcurrent resolution has been promoted by developing countries for many years. It is not surprising, that the position "Against" or "Abstain" is mainly expressed by developed countries who consider the application of sanctions and other unilateral measures permissible, with the aim of influencing the domestic political situation in a particular country. During the current 72nd session, the US and Israel voted against the resolution. Most European countries abstained from voting.