Articles by Askar Aubakirov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Says Ready to Host Ukraine Talks “on Jan. 15-16 or Any Other Convenient Date”

ASTANA – Astana might be hosting a critical summit of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to seek lasting solutions to the months-long conflict in and over eastern Ukraine. The planned meeting of the “Normandy Four” was first made public by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as he held a press conference in…