Nazarbayev nominated to Nobel Peace Prize

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Kazakh artist and Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project Karipbek Kuyukov were nominated to Nobel Peace Prize for his initiatives for global nuclear disarmament, according to the Nobel Peace Prize Watch.

The president was nominated by Director of a peace research institute, the Basel Peace Office, Alyn Ware (Switzerland) and Scottish MP Bill Kidd.

“President Nursultan Nazarbayev stands out as a leader who has taken a number of significant nuclear disarmament initiatives during his 22 years as leader of Kazakhstan,” Trend cited Alyn Ware as saying.

"A joint nomination of Nursultan Nazarbayev (President of Kazakhstan) and Karipbek Kuyukov (Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project) for their dedicated and effective actions to highlight the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, as well as for their leadership in promoting a nuclear-weapons-free world,” Bill Kidd said.

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