Articles by Farida Akhmetova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

National Council for Combating Corruption Reviews Progress, New Approaches Discussed

A May 20 meeting of the Nur Otan Party’s National Public Council for Combating Corruption, chaired by Member of the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) Kairbek Suleimenov, was convened to coordinate anticorruption efforts between state and non-government entities between 2015 and 2025. Five institutional reforms proposed by the head of state were also covered. Draft…