Leader of Nation meets with Mohammed El Baradei, former IAEA Director General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute


During the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked Mohammed El Baradei and Jonathan Granoff for participating in the Astana Club session.

- Mohammed El Baradei turned the IAEA into a key authority responsible for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. We have begun the creation of the Bank of Low Enriched Uranium in Kazakhstan. This was a very important event. And already the first batch of low enriched uranium has arrived in our country, said the First President of Kazakhstan.

The Leader of Nation has focused on the key role of the Global Security Institute in the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

- You know well Kazakhstan’s role in the issue of nuclear disarmament. We are actively involved in all activities aimed at ensuring nuclear safety, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Former IAEA Director General has pointed out that Kazakhstan has in fact proved its commitment to building a nuclear-free world.

- You have proven your leading role in nuclear disarmament. Kazakhstan confirmed its words with concrete actions. You abandoned the nuclear potential, closed the Semipalatinsk test site. And now it is important to transmit your efforts at the global and local levels, said Mohammed El Baradei.

In turn, the President of the Global Security Institute praised the activities of the First President of Kazakhstan in countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.