Articles by Yerlik Ali

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

20 years of Shanghai Cooperation Organization: a View from Kazakhstan

Over the past two decades, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was founded on June 15, 2001 as one of the largest multilateral structures in the world, has come a long way in becoming an important factor in the regional and global system of international relations. Kazakhstan highly appreciates the role of the SCO in…

Food Security Organisation to Be Set Up in Astana

The Islamic Organisation for Food Security (IOFS) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is to be established in Astana. The institution was first proposed by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2011 at the 38th session of the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OIC held in Astana. Implementing the initiative was one…