Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 2 / Trend K.Konirova /
The UN General Assembly First Committee, which is engaged in disarmament and safety, on the basis of consensus has approved a resolution on "International Anti-nuclear Tests Day", put forward by Kazakhstan, representative of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs Erjan Ashikbayev stated on a Monday briefing.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is continuing to realize initiatives made by the president to immortalize internationally the closing date of Semipalatinsk nuclear polygon - August 29, Ashikbayev said
Ashikbayev said the UN General Assembly resolution pronounces August 29 as the International Anti-nuclear Tests Day, given negative consequences of the nuclear tests for life and health of people and environment, and also importance of stopping them as one of the main instruments to achieve peace free of nuclear weapons.
"Coauthors of the resolution are 26 countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Burkina- Faso, Quanah, Gambia, Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kenya, Comoro Islands, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Philippines, Chile, Jamaica, and Japan " Ashikbayev said
The resolutions of UN General Assembly Main Committees should be approved in a plenary session till the end of bulk part of the session (November-December), Ashikbayev said.
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