Articles by Nurlan Kapparov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

The Paradigm of Sustainable Development

Kazakhstan’s strategic plans and the measures it has already taken speak to the country’s serious intention to establish itself as a pioneering green economy and to become the science, technology and innovation hub of Eurasia. Kazakhstan’s transition to a green economy is necessary to remove a number of obstacles to its development. These include the…

Kazakhstan to Host Expo 2017 on Future Energy

In 2017 the world’s eyes will be on a young nation with a bright future—Kazakhstan. A former Soviet Republic turned engine of economic prosperity, Kazakhstan and its capital city of Astana will host Expo 2017 on the theme of “Future Energy”. This will be the first time that an international exhibition of this kind takes…