Kazakhstan intends to ratify the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Kazakhstan intends to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). This was reported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
Global security and a sustainable future for the next generations can only be guaranteed if the world is completely free of nuclear weapons. Kazakhstan is firmly convinced that the national security of states can be maintained through cooperation and helped the international community see that a world free of nuclear weapons is achievable. I urge you to turn to Kazakhstan’s experience in order to encourage relevant governments and parliaments that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the CTBT, � Kairat Abdrakhmanov said, addressing the international conference of the Youth Group and the Group Of Eminent Persons of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization under the theme: ” Remembering the past, looking forward to the future “.
The Foreign Minister said that Kazakhstan intends to work actively at all levels to achieve a nuclear-free world.
We intend to work actively at all levels to achieve our common goals, including with civil society. This work will include interaction with the international ATOM project, which was launched by Kazakhstan in 2012. Its mission is to strengthen global support for a complete ban on nuclear weapons tests. We call for forever banning nuclear-weapon testing, � Kairat Abdrakhmanov added.
He also called on the world’s states to support the CTBT.
As a further step, we call on states to declare their support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Kazakhstan signed the Treaty on March 2, 2018, and is currently preparing for its ratification, � the Minister said.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan