Articles by Aidana Alimzhanova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

NGO Law to Ensure Liberty, Equality, Accountability and Transparency

In an exclusive interview with The Astana Times, Usen Suleimen, ambassador-at-large of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke on amendments and additions to Kazakhstan’s law on nongovernmental organisation (NGO) activities. The topic is very much in the public eye both within Kazakhstan and beyond, as the bill has already cleared the Mazhilis (lower chamber…