Articles by Erlan Karin, State Secretary of Kazakhstan

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Constitutional Amendments to Expand People’s Participation in State Governance

Navigating constitutional amendments President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree on holding on 5 June a national referendum on the draft amendments and additions to the country’s Constitution. The upcoming constitutional reform is an important step in the implementation of the President’s programme of political reforms outlined in his state-of-the-nation address in March. The draft amendments…