Articles by Talgat Marat

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 and Norway: Discovering Each Other Twenty Years Since Nazarbayev’s First Visit to Oslo

Twenty years ago, in April 2001, the President of Kazakhstan paid his first official visit to Norway. Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to Oslo laid the foundation and set the central dynamics of cooperation with this Scandinavian country. Kazakh and Norwegian diplomats discuss the historical significance of the first visit and the prospects for Kazakh-Norwegian relations. Adil…