Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, attended the opening ceremony of the International Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, CTBTO, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Titled “Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future”, and held in Astana on 29th August-2nd September, the conference coincides with the International Day against Nuclear Tests and was introduced by the UN General Assembly in 2009 at the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The five-day conference was opened in the presence of Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Kanat Bozumbayev, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy, senior officials of the Kazakh Government, and scientists in nuclear disarmament, as well as heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Astana.
The participants will discuss the role of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation towards building a lasting global peace, including by enhancing the status of the Treaty.
On the sidelines of the conference, Ambassador Al Jaber met with Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister and Energy Minister.
For his part, Ammar Omar Al-Breiki, Acting Chargé d’Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Kazakhstan, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the ‘Peace Wall’ in the presence of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
A number of Kazakh senior officials and heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Kazakhstan were also present.
The opening of the Peace Wall coincides with the International Day Against Nuclear Tests that falls on 29th August every year.
The event, declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009, was initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.