On December 10, the famous Kazakh artist, the honorable ambassador of the project "ATOM" Karipbek Kuyukov took part in the 98th ceremony of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
In the presence of members of the Norwegian royal family and Prime Minister Erna Sulberg the Prize was awarded to representatives of the International Campaign for Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which unites non-governmental organizations from more than 100 countries.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the ICAN was awarded the Prize "for drawing attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and incredible efforts aimed at achieving an agreement on the prohibition of such weapons".
K. Kuyukov took part in a meeting of the Norwegian public with representatives of victims of atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima and the ICAN campaign. In his speech, he stressed the importance of the international initiatives of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, thanks to which Kazakhstan became the first country in the world to voluntarily abandon the world's fourth nuclear arsenal showing a worthy example to other states.
Kuyukov congratulated winners of the Nobel Peace Prize of this year with "the beginning of a long way ahead of which there is still much to be done". He also remarked that the slogan of the ICAN campaign "We did it!" in 1991 already sounded in Kazakhstan as the main call for closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.