Kazakhstan’s President declines Lukashenko’s offer to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus: “I appreciate his joke.”

29 MAY 2023


Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has said that there is no need for his country to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus, and that it needs no nuclear weapons either. [The Union State, or Union State of Russia and Belarus, is a supranational union consisting of Belarus and Russia, with the stated aim of deepening the relationship between the two states through integration in economic and defence policy – ed.]

Source: website of the President of Kazakhstan

Quote from Takayev: “Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus, has recently proposed that Kazakhstan join the Union State. I appreciate his joke. I think there is no need [for Kazakhstan] to do so, as there are other integration associations – first and foremost, the Eurasian Economic Union.

As for nuclear weapons, we don’t need them, since we have joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.”

Details: Tokayev underscored that Kazakhstan remains committed to its obligations under these international treaties.

He added that it is primarily economic cooperation that needs to be developed in the Eurasian region.


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  1. I don’t understand why there wasn’t an uproar in the international community about Luka’s loony proposal to gift nukes to countries that join their silly union. This is the complete opposite of “nuclear proliferation”.
    But, this proposal does sound very desperate and surely the two trash countries basically feel lonely.

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