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Kazakhstan, USA to strengthen cooperation in sphere of safety and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons

10.01.2008, 19:09 385

Astana. January 10. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan and the USA plan to strengthen cooperation in the sphere of safety and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The American Senator Richard Lugar informed today at the briefing after the negotiations, the agency reports.

R. Lugar noted that during the meeting with the chairman of the Kazakhstan foreign policy department the questions of cooperation within the limits of realization of the program Nunn-Lugar -Joint reduction of threat were discussed.

According to the senator, during the negotiations the parties discussed the prospects of cooperation in questions of energy safety. "We touched upon the questions of cooperation in energy sphere," the American Senator said. "After visiting Kazakhstan we will visit Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. We will discuss in all these states the issue of energy safety and the opportunities of cooperation in this sphere," he informed.

As it was informed earlier, the program - Joint reduction of threat was accepted in 1992 in the USA by the initiative of the Senators Sam Nunn and R. Lugar, which is the key moment of interaction between Kazakhstan and America in the sphere of safety and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Kazakhstan and USA signed the frame agreement concerning prevention of distribution of nuclear weapons in December, 1993. The agreement was signed for seven-year term and can be further prolonged. In December, 2007 the parties prolonged the agreement for another seven-year period.

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