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Kazakhstan considers necessary to adapt NPT to modern conditions

30.09.2008, 13:54 1707

Astana. September 30. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan considers necessary to adapt the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to modern conditions. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Marat Tazhin, informed during the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, the agency reports referring to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

"Kazakhstan that has voluntary refused the fourth by its power nuclear potential, considers it extremely necessary to develop new mechanisms for adaptation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to modern conditions," he emphasized.

"We call upon the member states for prompt completion of procedures on coming into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Strengthening of its Verification Mechanism. Integrated field experiment on inspection of places conducted these days in our country on former Semipalatinsk nuclear range serves the above-mentioned purpose," Kazakhstan Foreign Minister continued.

"Nuclear disarmament and strengthening of modes of non-distribution should become for all an unconditional priority," he said.

According to M. Tazhin, Kazakhstan entirely supports the initiative of acceptance of the Contract on Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space and Measures on Struggle against Illegal Traffic in Conventional Arms, including directed at maintenance of effective embargo compliance of the United Nations and realization of Small Arms Program."

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