Kymbat Nurgaliyeva, https://astanatimes.com/2021/06/peacekeeping-activities-remains-a-pillar-of-kazakhstans-contribution-to-world-peace-and-security/?fbclid=IwAR241nNxPxiTBdcm0COrbKghsW-Ux4HtcVSHZhGF1bAHHWPT1ROyNk4pWsk
Peacekeeping activity remains one of the most important directions of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. Over the years of independence, Kazakhstan has established itself as a responsible participant in international efforts to ensure global peace and security. Peacekeeping activities of the country are aimed at preventing, deterring, and ending armed conflicts, and providing humanitarian assistance, as indicated in the 2015 Law on Peacekeeping Activities of Kazakhstan. In 2000, the Kazakh Peacekeeping Battalion (KazBat) was formed for the first time in the country. The participation of Kazbat in the peacekeeping operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2008 in the framework of international efforts to stabilize the situation in the country appears to be the first mission of the Kazakh battalion.