Articles by Akmaral Arystanbekova

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

First Visit of U.S. Secretary of State to Kazakhstan Took Place 30 Years Ago

The first visit by US Secretary of State to Kazakhstan Mr. James Baker, took place thirty years ago, on September 15-16, 1991. In many respects, it laid the foundations of the constructive and equal cooperation between the two states. Mr. Baker arrived in Alma-Ata from St. Petersburg with his wife Susan, accompanied by US Ambassador…

First Official Visit of UN Representative to Kazakhstan Took Place 30 Years Ago

Joining the United Nations is the most prominent and indisputable recognition by the international community of the independence of a new state. As is well known, Kazakhstan was admitted to this key international organization of the modern world on March 2, 1992. However, today it is worth being reminded of one not so well known…

30 Years Ago, Turkish President Paid First Official Visit to Kazakhstan

In March 1991, the official visit of the President of Turkey Turgut Özal took place at the invitation of Kazakhstan’s then-President Nursultan Nazarbayev. This became the first visit of the head of a foreign state in the history of a sovereign Kazakhstan and laid the foundation for the country’s comprehensive cooperation with Turkey. The visit…

Uniting for the Benefit of the Peoples

New York is hosting the 75th anniversary session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is an unusual event in many ways. Due to the pandemic, traditional general political discussions were held online, in the form of pre-submitted video messages. The unusual form of discussion in the unusually empty hall of the UN General…

Historical parallels

On Jan. 18, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired one of the flagship events of the nation’s presidency of the UN Security Council – a high-level briefing themed “Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Confidence-Building Measures.” In his remarks, President Nazarbayev stressed the pivotal role of the UN Security Council in maintaining security and legitimacy in…

After a quarter-century, Kazakhstan’s foreign service has much to be proud of

Since the dawn of independence, consistency, predictability and the multi-vector character of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy under the leadership of its First President, Nursultan Nazarbaev, have been its unique features, strength and the reason for its success. In the era of globalisation, interdependence, interconnectedness and the emergence of a multi-polar world, adherence to the multi-vector principle…