Kazakhstan invited all countries of the world to abandon nuclear weapons

Kazakhstan is the only state in the CIS that has acceded to the NPT.

Kazakhstan has nominated its candidacy for the position of Vice-Chair of the First Meeting of the TPNW in 2022 / photo Flickr / Mike McBey
Kazakhstan has nominated its candidacy for the position of Vice-Chair of the First Meeting of the TPNW in 2022 / photo Flickr / Mike McBey

Kazakhstan called on the countries of the world to develop a phased plan for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister – Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi, Russian “Interfax” reports .

The head of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry made this statement on the eve of the meeting of the states-participants of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which will be held next week in Vienna.

According to the minister, Kazakhstan’s practical contribution to nuclear disarmament “gives the moral right to continue calling on peoples and governments to redouble their efforts to rid our planet of the threat of nuclear self-destruction on the basis of strengthening mutual trust.”

“Kazakhstan has nominated its candidacy for the position of Deputy Chairman of the First Meeting of the NPT in 2022 and Chairman of the Third Meeting for the period 2024-2026,” the Foreign Minister said.

The first meeting of the states-participants of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will take place in Vienna on June 21-23.

“We call on all states, including nuclear powers, to develop a phased plan for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045, by the centenary of the UN. Proposals and agreements to achieve this goal could be reflected in the final documents of both the first conference of the NPT and the review conference of the NPT We consider it necessary to start practical work in this direction,” Tleuberdi said.

Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty:

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force in January 2021. To date, the document has been signed by 86 states, and almost 60 have ratified it.

The nuclear powers – Russia, Britain, China, the US and France – have rejected the NPT, which they say runs counter to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and could further hinder further disarmament progress.

Kazakhstan is the only state in the CIS that has acceded to the NPT.

(C)UNIAN 2022

3 comments

  1. That’s never going to happen, especially seeing what happened to Ukraine, after it surrendered its nuclear arsenal. It’s completely naive to even think about nuclear disarmament, now or far into the future. If anything, we’ll see an increase in nuclear weapons now.

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