Almaty holds “XXI – nuclear-free century” int’l conference

 ALMATY. May 18. KAZINFORM /Serik Koibagarov/

An International Conference “XXI – nuclear-free century” devoted to the 20 anniversary of “Nevada-Semipalatinsk” International Antinuclear Movement (IAM) has been held today in Almaty.

President of the IAM, Kazakh national writer, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov, Almaty Mayor Akhmetzhan Yesimov, Senator Gani Kassymov, activists of the IAM, representatives of the society, students, and foreign guests took part in the conference.

The participants of the conference summarized the results of the activity of the IAM for two decades, defined further tasks and prospects, and discussed issues of nuclear-free peace in the world.

O.Suleimenov told about the history of establishment and development of the Movement that was supported by millions of people. Thanks to protest actions, organized by the IAM, the Semipalatinsk nuclear polygon was closed and international moratorium on nuclear testing in other countries was signed.

A.Yesimov congratulated the IAM members on the anniversary. “Our President was solving very complicated problem, closing the Semipalatinsk nuclear polygon by his Decree on August 29, 1991. Making this decision he showed the example of high responsibility before the humanity and the future world history”, the Mayor said.

The participants of the conference adopted the Memo, where they expressed hope on that the countries, not acceded to the Treaty on Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban will take positive decision.