Counteraction to nuclear threats is discussed by the Pugwash movement of scientists in Astana

An important contribution to strengthening the non-proliferation regime is the creation in the territory of Kazakhstan of an international bank of low-enriched uranium IAEA. Its opening will take place on August 29 with the participation of the Head of State. Being a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018, the country takes an active part in resolving issues of nuclear disarmament, "Tokayev said.

He stressed that Kazakhstan is a party to all international treaties on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear safety.

"We are all witnessing fundamental changes in international relations." New ones are added to traditional risks and threats: an increase in the number and expansion of the geography of conflicts, the growth of international terrorism, climate change, and mass migration. "The situation is aggravated by the growing tensions between world powers in their sanctioning confrontation. state of global nuclear security, in particular, the most acute crisis on the Korean Peninsula. the emergence of militant rhetoric can become catastrophic both for the countries of the region and for the whole system of international relations, "Tokayev added.

He also drew attention to the Manifesto of President Nursultan Nazarbayev "Peace, the 21st Century", which contains a warning about the danger of a global nuclear conflict.

"That is why Kazakhstan calls for intensifying the efforts of the world community to strengthen the regime of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.We believe that it is necessary that all the countries of the world join these basic agreements. based not on the doctrine of nuclear content, but on measures of international cooperation.Strong members of the UN Security Council should play a key role in the formation of such an and order, "Tokayev said.

In total, more than 200 delegates from 46 countries will attend the conference, which will be held until August 29.