ATOM Project presented in the Hague
October 30. KAZINFORM. THE HAGUE
ATOM Project implemented by the Nazarbayev Center was presented at the The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague.
Representatives of international organizations, accredited in the Hague social-political circles of the Nederland’s diplomatic corps and mass media took part in the presentation.
“The mission of the ATOM project is alliance of the global public support for the final abolition of nuclear weapons tests and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons by all countries, ” Deputy Director of the Nazarbayev Center Roman Vassilenko said.
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mainura Murzamadiyeva noted that Kazakhstan after the collapse of the Soviet Union got a huge nuclear legacy, the fourth in its destructive power in the world. About 500 above-ground nuclear explosions were done at the Semipalatinsk test site.
“Today, however, we can consider ourselves fortunate people, due to the historic decision of President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site on 29 August 1991,” the Ambassador noted.
In turn, Director General of the OPCW Ahmet Uzumcu stressed that the OPCW was fully committed to achieving the goals of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as the promotion of international peace and security. ”
Second Vice President of the Senate of the Netherlands Hans Franken said that “although the Netherlands have never encountered nuclear tests, we support Kazakhstan’s efforts. As well as Kazakhstan, the Netherlands have a long tradition of tolerance and international cooperation. The ATOM project and the exhibition organized within its presentation are an example of cooperation for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. ”