Initiatives of Kazakhstan in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation were announced in the UN office in Geneva

The delegation of Kazakhstan headed by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Zhanar Aitzhanova is taking part at the Second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) taking place from April 23 to May 4 in Geneva. The delegation of Kazakhstan consists of representatives of MFA and foreign missions of Kazakhstan. This is the second of three planned sessions, which will be carried out till the start of the 2020 NPT Review Conference.

In the statement of the delegation of Kazakhstan on the general debate the achievements of our country in the global process of nuclear disarmament and maintenance of the non-proliferation regime such as the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in 1991, the ATOM Project, allocation the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Bank on the territory of Kazakhstan, as well as signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons were mentioned. The contribution of the Central Asian states signed the Semipalatinsk Treaty on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia was highly emphasized.

In the statement were also announced the main provisions of the Manifesto “The World. XXI Century”, and the proposal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, stated during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, to make the achievement a world without nuclear weapons by the centenary of the United Nations in 2045 as its major objective in the 21st century.

The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. On 11 May 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely.

Created at : 24.04.2018, 16:50, Updated at : 24.04.2018, 16:50