Kazakhstan’s measures on nuclear threat reduction gained world’s high appreciation – Special Envoy of OSCE Chairman-in-Office K. Zhigalov


Kazakhstan's measures on nuclear threat reduction gained world's high appreciation - Special Envoy of OSCE Chairman-in-Office K. ZhigalovSpecial Envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Konstantin Zhigalov  delivered a speech at the annual Conference of NATO and its Partners including NATO/EAPC on disarmament, non-proliferation and control over the mass destruction weapons.

“NATO and OSCE unite the countries joint activity of which is directed on solution of common tasks on ensuring security of their nations. Adoption of the Athens Declaration of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers sets the best pattern of the OSCE countries’ adherence to mass destruction weapons non-proliferation”, the Kazakh Diplomat said.

“Within his visit to Kazakhstan UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to follow the lead of Kazakhstan which had voluntarily renounced its nuclear arsenal, the fourth largest one in the world, and had closed its nuclear testing site. The measures initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev aimed at reduction of nuclear threat, in particular, adoption of the Universal Declaration of Nuclear Weapons Free World gained high appreciation and broad support of the global community”, the Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office noted.

Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout, Assistant Secretary General of NATO Robert Simmons and representatives of the NATO member and partner countries gathered for the meeting. Secretary General of the Alliance Anders Fogh Rasmussen wished success and fruitful work to the participants in a video address.

The agenda of the two-day conference included the prospects of international regimes of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, regional challenges of non-proliferation regime, the role of international institutions in regulation of non-proliferation problems and enhancing fight with terrorism.