Articles by Nurlan Myrzakhanov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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, Afghanistan Face Modern Challenges through Integration, Economic Development

Omirtai Bitimov has served as Kazakh Ambassador in Afghanistan since June 2011. He is a career diplomat and a veteran of the national security service, having served as head of Kazakhstan’s foreign intelligence. On the eve of an official visit to Kazakhstan by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Bitimov spoke to The Astana Times about…