Kazakhstan-Japan Cooperation in Nuclear Disarmament: One Destiny, Common Goals

Kazakhstan-Japan Cooperation in Nuclear Disarmament: One Destiny, Common Goals

The Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) under the Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy together with the Goi Peace Foundation held an international conference titled 'Kazakhstan-Japan Cooperation in Nuclear Disarmament: One Destiny, Common Goals.'

The conference was devoted to such issues as the crisis of the process of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in the world, the role of Kazakhstan and Japan in the formation of a global agenda for nuclear disarmament, humanitarian consequences as a key basis for total prohibition and destruction of nuclear weapons.

Opening the event, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev, President of the Goi Peace Foundation and Pray for Peace Society Hiroo Saionji, and Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan Kanat Dzhumabaev delivered a welcoming speech.

Olzhas Suleimenov, a public and policy leader of Kazakhstan, diplomat and leader of Nevada-Semey international anti-nuclear movement, Abay Tasbulatov, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Karipbek Kuyukov, the Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project and Sayasat Nurbek, a famous social activist, participated in the event as speakers.

OLZHAS SULEIMENOV, A PUBLIC AND POLICY LEADER OF KAZAKHSTAN, DIPLOMAT AND LEADER OF NEVADA-SEMEY INTERNATIONAL ANTI-NUCLEAR MOVEMENT:

 - We (Kazakhstan’s nation) stand for preservation and improvement of existing ecosystems, including for the rehabilitation of the population’s health and the nature of the area affected by nuclear testing. Our slogan is to think on a global scale, and act locally. Clean country – clean planet.

The conference continued with the Question and Answer session with the active participation of the audience. The two sides agreed that it is necessary to continue the dialogue with the expert community, as well as youth associations on international security issues.

At the end of the event, the leaders of the Foundation of the First President of the Kazakhstan and the Goi Peace Foundation have issued a Joint Statement to the world community on the need to intensify efforts to achieve the goals of a nuclear-free world and broadly promote information on the humanitarian consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons as a key argument in favour of the general prohibition of creating and testing all forms of weapons of mass destruction.