Kazakhstan to attend conference on nuclear deterrence in London

Politics Materials 16 May 2011 18:41 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, May 16 / Trend A. Maratov /

Kazakh Secretary of State Kanat Saudabayev will attend the international conference "Deterrence: past and future", dedicated to the prospects for nuclear safety.

The conference will be held in London on May 20-21. The theme of the conference is to enhance the international dialogue on nuclear deterrence, to ensure better understanding of the prospects for current and future threats to international security and the role of deterrence against these threats.

The initiators of the conference are the world politicians George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, Des Browne.

The organizers of the conference are the U.S foundation "Initiative on reducing the nuclear threat", the European network of leadership for multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as the Hoover Institute Stanford University, the Foreign Ministry said.

However, the first and current president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev gave up nuclear warheads. This year, the country will celebrate the 20th closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

In 1996, Kazakhstan joined the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.