On August 28, 2019, the Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a meeting with the Co-President of the International peace bureau (IPB) Reiner Braun. The meeting was held within the framework of the events planned during the participation in the ceremony of awarding the Nazarbayev prize «For a world without nuclear weapons and global security», which is awarded to political and public leaders for their contribution to strengthening global security and the nuclear non-proliferation regime. This prize is awarded every two years and is timed to August 29 - the International day against nuclear tests and the day of closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
Director Zarema Shaukenova, head of the Department of international studies Assel Nazarbetova, researcher of the Department of Kymbat Nurgaliyeva represented the KazISS under the President of RK at the meeting.
Director Zarema Shaukenova told about the history of the KazISS, its activities at the present stage, key areas of research, in particular on international issues. She also spoke in detail about Kazakhstan's contribution to ensuring a nuclear-free world and strengthening international security.
In turn, Reiner Braun spoke about the current activities of the International peace Bureau, about the major events on nuclear disarmament and the establishment of a nuclear-free world, previously held and planned for the coming years. Particular emphasis was placed by R. Braun on the need to reduce military spending and redistribute it to address the problems associated with climate change, as well as to ensure the sustainable development of the world and the preservation of the natural resources of mankind.
The meeting with the Co-President of the International peace Bureau Reiner Braun at the Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The parties agreed to study the issue of holding a joint regional conference with the participation of Central Asian experts to discuss nuclear non-proliferation, reduction of nuclear weapons and military expenditures, ensuring international security and peaceful coexistence.