Kazakhstan ratifies Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


NUR-SULTAN -- The Kazakh senate Monday (June 24) ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), AKIpress reported, citing

The document bans the production and testing of nuclear weapons, Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov said.

Its ratification will contribute to a world free of nuclear weapons, according to Atamkulov.

The TPNW is a legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons. It requires ratification by 50 nations to take effect. Gathering the 50 ratifications might take up to five years, predicted Atamkulov.

To date, 23 have ratified it.

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