Astana negotiates Kazakhstan’s role in promotion of peace-making efforts
International conference “Kazakhstan- Japanese cooperation in nuclear disarmament” held in the Institution of World Economy and Policy in Astana.
The Institution of World Economy and Policy under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Yelbasy in an association of organized with the Japanese of Goi Peace Foundation and the World Peace Prayer Society organized international conference “Kazakhstan-Japan cooperation in nuclear disarmament: One fate, common goals.”
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerazhan Ashikbayev speaking at the opening ceremony told about the historical importance of the disarmament initiatives of the Head of State, highlighting the significance the Universal Declaration of the Achievement of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons adopted at the initiative of Kazakhstan in 2015 - the year of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Manifesto "The World. XXI century” as well. Besides, Kazakhstan’s diplomat emphasized the strong political will of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the commitment of the people of Kazakhstan to achieve complete nuclear disarmament and pointed to the need for consolidation of efforts both at the interstate level and in the civil society sector.
Moreover, Yerazhan Ashikbayev informed on an interaction between both states in different spheres stressing tight cooperation in the international security field including nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
It should be noted President of Goi Peace Foundation and the World Peace Prayer Society Hiroo Saionji and CEO of the Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan- Yelbasy Kanat Dzhumabayev spoke during the conference.
The leader of the Nevada-Semey international movement Olzhas Suleimenov, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Abay Tassbulatov, Honorary Ambassador of the "ATOM" project Karipbek Kuyukov and public figure Sayasat Nurbek took part as speakers as well.
The participants exchanged their views concerning the ongoing stagnation of the process of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the role of Kazakhstan and Japan in promoting global efforts to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons, as well as the need for greater involvement of civil society in these processes.