Articles by Shavkat Sabirov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Tokayev: the development and prosperity of Kazakhstan is in our hands

Having become president of Kazakhstan after a landslide election victory a year ago, and recently returned from Moscow, where at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin he participated in a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave an interview to the popular newspaper Ana Tili. The…

Cybercrimes divide the world into two

In the end of 2017, the world has developed a situation in which cybersecurity issues are considered as urgent as nuclear threats. The world has become digital. The threats of the global network have become so grave that losses and damage are measured not just by large amounts of money, but also by human lives,…

Asia-Europe People’s Forum: An Eyewitness Account

As the proverb goes, “the first impressions are the most lasting.” For the first time this year, representatives of Kazakhstan’s civil society attended the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF). For 20 years now, this forum of nongovernmental organisations has been organised on the eve of the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM). The 10th AEPF in Milan on…