Articles by Alisher Nuraliyev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan “seriously concerned” over growing tensions in Syria, calls for investigation of chemical attack

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its “serious concern” over the growing tensions in Syria in an April 8 statement on the situation in that country. “Kazakhstan strongly condemns any use of weapons of mass destruction as immoral, inhuman and contravening the principles of humanity,” the ministry said in the statement. “We…

Kazakhstan offers ‘Astana platform’ as venue to resolve conflicts beyond Syria

NEW YORK – Kazakhstan believes the Astana platform, which recently demonstrated its usefulness in talks on Syria, can be used more widely as a venue for efforts to help resolve other conflicts, one of Kazakhstan’s top diplomats said Feb. 21 at the UN Security Council. Speaking at a UN Security Council ministerial open debate “Maintenance…

Kazakhstan ‘strongly condemns’ North Korean ballistic missile launch

ASTANA – Kazakhstan “strongly condemns” the ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Feb. 12 as “a blatant violation of the relevant UN Security Council resolution, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Astana said in a statement on the same day. “Being, together with Japan, the co-chairman of the…

FM Idrissov Discusses Security, UNSC Memberships with Officials in London

LONDON – Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisssov and British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson met Oct. 6 to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues during Idrissov’s Oct. 6-7 visit to London. The two also discussed international issues, including Kazakhstan’s non-permanent membership to UN Security Council in 2017-2018. They focused on Syria…

In Brussels, FM Idrissov Promotes Ties with EU, Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan

BRUSSELS – Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov attended multiple conferences in Brussels Oct. 4-5 with European Union and international officials, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. Idrissov and Foreign Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák chaired the Oct. 4 15th meeting of the Cooperation Council between Kazakhstan and the EU. Slovakia holds the…