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Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov addressed the 73rd UN General Assembly in Friday to stress Kazakhstan's commitment to fight international terrorism and to present a new code of conduct signed by more than 70 countries and "open to signing by other states."

On the fourth day of the United Nations Assembly, Abdrakhmanov presented a new "Code of Conduct to Achieve a World Free of Terrorism" and "we invite all countries to coordinate closely in the fight against this evil," he explained.

"We invite all of you to show your good will in the fight against this disastrous phenomenon," Abdrakhmanov told representatives of nearly 200 countries.

Kazakhstan has ratified 16 of the 19 UN instruments to combat terrorism, with measures taken for early accession to the remaining three treaties.

"A stronger global leadership in the fight against terrorism remains crucial, we must do more to address the roots of radicalization using the best practices and relevant instruments of the UN," said Abdrakhmanov.

The Kazakh minister also reported that his country is actively working "within the framework of the Joint Action Plan to Implement the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) in Central Asia."

Abdrakhmanov recalled that, in his speech before the General Assembly in 2015, the president of his country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, expressed his desire to undertake several initiatives against terrorism.

He also said that the current Assembly came at a time when "millions of people live under the shadow of frightful wars, as in Syria, Yemen and many other corners of the globe."

"Kazakhstan believes that war can never be a lasting solution to any problem, based on this conviction, we share the belief that the solution to the current crisis in Syria is Syria-led and inclusive politics," said the Kazakh foreign minister.