Articles by Rt Hon David Willetts MP

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Education Is Key Area of British-Kazakh Cooperation

I was honoured to receive an invitation from the Government of Kazakhstan to visit your country last week and join in the official celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the President’s Bolashak Scholarship Programme. It was particularly special for me to be the only representative of a foreign government invited to speak at the celebrations,…