Nursultan Nazarbayev receives family members of late IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano


Expressing deep condolences, Leader of the Nation has thanked the wife of the late IAEA chief Yukika Amano and brother Marie Amano for participating in the Nazarbayev Prize for a world without nuclear weapons and global security ceremony.

- The only thing we can do for Mr. Amano is to preserve in our hearts a bright memory of him. I am very grateful that you have arrived to get this prize, the First President of Kazakhstan said.

In turn, Yukika Amano expressed appreciation for such a high award and assessment of the activities of her deceased spouse.

- I have received such a high award from your hands today. It is a great honour for me. My husband sincerely wanted to personally attend the present ceremony. He often spoke and was proud that he was cooperating with Kazakhstan and personally with you, Yukika Amano said.