Kazakhstan Promoting Hague Code of Conduct in Southeast Asia

Capital of Thailand Bangkok hosted the seminar in support of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation on November 9.The event brought together representatives of state agencies of Thailand, diplomatic corps, academia and international non-governmental organizations.Kazakhstan participated as acting chairman of the Hague Code of Conduct for the period of 2016-2017.

Major purpose of the seminar was to attract attention of Asian community to the Hague Code of Conduct aiming at its universalization.Marat Essenbayev,Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Thailand, Permanent representative in the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific presented his welcoming speech.Head of Kazakh delegation underlined importance of the Hague Code of Conduct as impartial and important component of international mechanism for non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its delivery systems. Participants of the seminar were informed about priorities of Kazakhstan as a chairman of the Hague Code of Conduct and actionstaken to enhance membership and universalization of the regime.Sequence of seminars across Southeast Asia countries will resume in Rangoon (Republic of the Union of Myanmar) on November 11 with participation of the Government and NGOs of Myanmar.

Note: the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) launched in 2002. The main purpose of the HCoC is confidence building among states through exchange of information concerning missile launchings and national space and missile programs. The HCoC include 138 member states. Republic of Kazakhstan joined the Hague Code of Conduct in 2005. Kazakhstan is a chairman of the HCoC for 2016-2017.

Created at : 9.11.2016, 20:00, Updated at : 9.11.2016, 20:00