Articles by Askar Akhmetov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

ESCAP, Kazakhstan to Promote Renewable Energy in Pacific Islands

BANGKOK – Kazakhstan and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) signed a new trust fund agreement Dec. 3 that provides a $200,000 voluntary contribution to ESCAP and aims to bolster renewable energy for the Pacific Islands. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Kazakh Ambassador to Thailand Marat Yessenbayev stressed…