Kazakhstan, widely acknowledged as a leader in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, has availed of this year’s International Day against Nuclear Tests to honour two eminent advocates of a world free of nuclear weapons.
This year when the UN officially commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of the Day, August 29, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev presented to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo and the relatives of late International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano, who passed away on July 18, 2019, the Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear-Free-World and Global Security in Nur-Sultan.
Prior to the award ceremony, IDN-INPS Multimedia Director Katsuhiro Asagiri joined journalists from UN, Japan, Latvia, Italy, Portugal, Israel, Mexico, and U.S.A. a two-day press trip to Semey city and Kurchatova town in East Kazakhstan Region, once the center of operations for the adjoining Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
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[INPS-IDN – August | September 2019]