Articles by Dinara Abuova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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’s Humanitarian Journey: From Net Recipient to Contributor

Since independence, Kazakhstan, like other post-Soviet countries, has become a recipient of Official Development Assistance (ODA). In 1999, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that the country intended to reduce its reliance on financial assistance through the Development Assistance and reduce its outstanding loans from international institutions.  Since the early 2000s, Kazakhstan has consistently strengthened…