Articles by Zhaina Yerbolat

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

President Nazarbayev’s Visit to Seoul to Strengthen Kazakh-Korea Ties, Ambassador Says

Ahead of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s state visit to Seoul on Nov. 9-11, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Dulat Bakishev answered The Astana Times’ questions on the development of cooperation between the two Asian nations. The visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Korea will take place…

Kazakhstan’s First UN Representative Reflects on almost a Quarter Century of Membership

Kazakhstan was admitted to membership in the United Nations (UN) on March 2, 1992. On the eve of the 24th anniversary of such an important event in the country’s international recognition, The Astana Times asked Professor Akmaral Arystanbekova to share her thoughts on the significance of the date. Arystanbekova, Ambassador-at-Large of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign…