Articles by Peter Burian

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

European Union and Central Asia: New Partnership in Action

The European Union (EU) has been engaged with the five countries in Central Asia from the very moment they gained their independence in the early 1990s. During that period the EU, as the biggest donor in the region, played an important role in supporting sovereignty and independence of the partner countries in Central Asia, helping…

EU congratulates Astana on 20 years of achievement

A great vision of establishing Astana as a modern capital of Kazakhstan initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been materialised with unprecedented speed and in an excellent manner by combining modernity with Kazakh traditions. Turning 20 years old is reaching the age of maturity. Now Astana has grown into a beautiful and hospitable city where…