President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev expressed his concern about the growing rivalry between the states possessing nuclear weapons and assured that Kazakhstan would continue to fight for a world free of nuclear weapons.
“In the past, Kazakhstan has suffered significantly from nuclear weapons tests. Beause of this, we are well aware of the danger of increased tension in relations between nuclear powers. As a result, nuclear disarmament has become an important part of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy and we will continue to fight for a world free of nuclear weapons.” the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan said during the general debate at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
According to President Tokayev, despite some progress in this area, unfortunately the overall situation is far from ideal. Kazakhstan is alarmed by the growing rivalry in the nuclear powers, as well as the lack of progress in the review conferences of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.