Kazakhstan, Russia and the US adopted joint statement on former Semipalatinsk test site clean up coop

March 27. KAZINFORM. SEOUL

Kazakhstan, Russia and the US adopted joint statement on former Semipalatinsk test site clean up coopPresidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and the US have had a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, the Kazakh President’s press service reports.

Following the results of the meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama adopted a joint statement regarding trilateral cooperation at the former Semipalatinsk test site.

The statement reads that the Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and the United States of America are committed to struggling against the threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2450827

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3,000 sq km of Semipalatinsk test site to be rehabilitated

March 27. KAZINFORM. SEOUL

“3,000 square km of the former Semipalatinsk test site have been rehabilitated with the participation of Russia and the US,” said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the ceremony of the adoption of the tripartite statement of the Kazakh, Russian and the US Presidents.

“As known, the Semipalatinsk test site along with the Nevada wert the greatest testing venues in the world. There were made 500 nuclear explosions, including 70 atmospheric nuclear explosions. The testing ground had been closed 20 years ago. Today we, along with Russia and the US, are working to eliminate all the consequences, for the rehabilitation of the range,” the Kazakh President noted.

On behalf of the Kazakh people N. Nazarbayev thanked Russia and the US for the assistance and also expressed hope for further cooperation in this field.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2450840

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