AUGUST – INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST
NUCLEAR TESTS. EMBASSY OF KAZAKHSTAN INITIATED A TELECONFERENCE BETWEEN SEMEY AND
August 27: The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan initiated to hold a teleconference between
Semey and Hiroshima
dedicated to the International Day Against Nuclear Tests and
the 20th Anniversary
of closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
event was held under support of Semey State
Medical University and NGO “Hirohima-SemipalatinskProject".
was attended by prominent
scientists, experts in the field of nuclear and radiation security, as
well asNGO and
representatives of both countries.
participants pointed out the importance of a historic
of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to close on August
29, 1991 the Semipalatinsk Test Site and highlighted Kazakhstan’s substantial contribution to
global security by voluntarily renouncing its nuclear arsenal.
to participants, both Kazakhstan and Japan, as the
countries most affected by
nuclear weapons, have an absolute historical and moral right
to play the role of leaders in the movement for nuclear free world.
the teleconference a video version of translated
into Japanese Kazakh
song "Zamanay" (about
the tragedy of nuclear tests in Semey) performed by Hiroshima City Choir was
presented to the audience.
Onthe same day a photo exhibition on the consequences of nuclear tests at the
Semipalatinsk Test Siteand Kazakhstan’s contribution to global
held in Hiroshima Machizukuri Plaza.
August 29 to September 5, 2011 the Embassy of
Kazakhstan in Japan in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in
Kansai region will also open a special photo exhibition on International Day
Against Nuclear Tests in Osaka city (Umeda Sky Bldg. Tower East, 3F).