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27 March 2012
Today President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and President of the US Barack Obama have had a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Following the results of the meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama adopted a joint statement regarding trilateral cooperation at the former Semipalatinsk test site.

The statement reads that the Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and the United States of America are committed to struggling against the threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon was one of the largest nuclear test sites in the world.

“According to my decree 20 years ago we shut down the Semipalatinsk Test Site. Over the last several years Kazakhstan, Russia and the US have been engaged in joint efforts on the elimination of the consequences of nuclear weapons tests. We are grateful to our partners for this assistance,” President Nazarbayev stated.

In his turn, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for his proactive stance and for creating the necessary conditions for this work. President Barack Obama emphasized the outstanding leadership of President Nazarbayev and the people of Kazakhstan in non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Joint statement of the Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the United States of America regarding the trilateral cooperation at the former Semipalatinsk Test Site


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