Articles by Arancha González

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

SMEs, the Key to Kazakhstan’s Economic Future

When many of the world’s business and political elite gathered recently in Kazakhstan at the Astana Economic Forum, the country’s achievements and potential were plain for all to see: good transport infrastructure, a growing service industry and a government focused on working closer with the private sector. For many of the country’s exporters, particularly small…