Nazarbayev suggests holding summit on nuclear weapons with participation of US, Russia, China and the EU

Nazarbayev suggests holding summit on nuclear weapons with participation of US, Russia, China and the EU
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Kazakhstan's First President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested that the United States, Russia, China and the European Union participate in a quadrilateral summit where one of the main topics on the agenda should be the development of a multilateral agreement on a phased and proportional reduction in nuclear weapons, APA reports citing Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.

It has been noted in the information that Nazarbayev put forward the suggestion in his address sent to participants of special session of the UN General Assembly held on August 26. His address was sounded by the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi.

"This month, on 29 August, the world will once again mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests, and the anniversary of the decision of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to close the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan in 1991 on that date. This historic moment, as well as Nazarbayev's decision to voluntarily give up the fourth-largest nuclear arsenal in the world that Kazakhstan inherited after the fall of the Soviet Union, heralded an ongoing effort by an independent Kazakhstan to convince the world to get rid of all nuclear weapons, in order to completely remove the threat of this devastating weapon", noted in the address.

"As one example, the First President has suggested that the United States, Russia, China, and the European Union participate in a quadrilateral summit where one of the main topics on the agenda should be the development of a multilateral agreement on a phased and proportional reduction in nuclear weapons", reads the information.

Zumrud Pashkin

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