On August 19, 2021, Georgian Strategic Analysis Center hosted a hybrid roundtable discussion on “Kazakhstan’s contribution to a global world without nuclear weapons” dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk test site.
The conference was attended by the researchers of the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center, as well as fellow experts from Georgia and Ukraine.
The roundtable participants emphasized the role of the Kazakh leader, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, in the global nuclear disarmament process, the historic importance of voluntarily renouncing nuclear arsenals for world nuclear security, and Kazakhstan’s contribution to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia. The importance of ensuring fundamental security guarantees for Kazakhstan by the leading nuclear states in these processes was particularly emphasized.
Experts noted, that the establishment of the “Global Alliance of Leaders for nuclear security and a world free of nuclear weapons” Nazarbayev Prize, the third award ceremony of which will be held in Nur-Sultan on August 29, 30 years after the closure of the Semipalatinsk test site, is another manifestation of Kazakhstan disarmament initiatives.
According to the unanimous conclusion of the discussion participants, Kazakhstan, providing important ideas and projects in the field of nuclear disarmament and implementing practical initiatives, makes a significant contribution to the nuclear weapons free world concept, as well as to global nuclear security.