An international radionuclide station will be established in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is continuing making its contribution to building a nuclear-free world. An international radionuclide station for monitoring the compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty will be established in the republic. The CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization) Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo announced this in Vienna during a meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov. A memorandum on the opening of the station was signed a few days ago in Astana by Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy and Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kazakhstan also offered to host the Conference of the Organization's Youth Group and a meeting of prominent figures of the Treaty. The events are scheduled for August 29, 2018 - the International Day against Nuclear Tests and the closing day of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. In his interview, Lassina Zerbo highly appreciated Kazakhstan's contribution to the organization's activities.
LASSINA ZERBO, CTBTO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:
- Wonderful and great support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by establishing together with Canada the cooperating national facility as part of the testing and evaluation – that will lead to certifying and contributing to the international monitoring system. I think that’s an important step, the step that the Organization has been part of by helping countries but in this particular case that’s a net project by both Kazakhstan and Canada and that what we are contributing. We can only say thank you to Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has been in terms of testing an example and stopping testing and example in the world in terms of contributing to the compliance.