Wed, 29 Sept|
Nuclear Disarmament in Kazakhstan - The Political Process
The British-Kazakh Society is hosting a top-level officials webinar on the theme of the Nuclear Disarmament Process in Kazakhstan
Time & Location
29 Sept 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
About the Event
This year Kazakhstan celebrates not only its 30 years of independence but also the 30 years anniversary of the historic date of closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear test site. Previously, the British-Kazakh Society and Nevada-Semipalatinsk Anti-Nuclear Movement presented an interview with Mr. Olzhas Suleimenov, the Founder of the Movement which you can watch on our website under the section 'Recent Events'.
The Republic of Kazakhstan is well-known to be one of the leaders in ensuring the world's nuclear safety closing the largest Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in 1991 by the decree of the first President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In the late 1980s, a powerful anti-nuclear movement Nevada-Semipalatinsk was started by Mr. Olzhas Suleimenov which then was accelerated by the first President. In fact, Kazakhstan had the fourth largest nuclear arsenal which was eliminated when Kazakhstan joined the START I Treaty and the Lisbon Protocol along with Belarus and Ukraine during the first years of the country's independence.
This webinar will focus on the political process of Nuclear Disarmament in Kazakhstan discussing why and how certain world-changing decisions were made including the obstacles on the way to making those decisions. We will be joined by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK HE Erlan Idrissov who was actively involved in the process of Nuclear Disarmament in Kazakhstan and Peter Jenkins CMG who was the British Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy and UN Organisations whose nuclear non-proliferation work in Vienna required him to develop a keen awareness of the culture and policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran; a major problem-solving assignment has given him opportunities to become familiar with doing business in Tajikistan.
Rupert Goodman DL - The British-Kazakh Society, Chairman
HE Erlan Idrissov - The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK, Actively involved in the process of Kazakhstan's Nuclear Disarmament in the early 1990s.
Peter Jenkins CMG - Was British Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency and UN Organisations at Vienna after serving as UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He also served in Paris, Brasilia, and Washington.
The conversation will be followed by a live Q&A session where you will have an opportunity to directly communicate with the speakers.
There will also be available a simultaneous language interpretation to the Russian language.
Registration is necessary to attend the webinar, please RSVP. Registration link will be provided a day before the webinar. Please note, registration will close on the 28th of September at 20:00.