Kazakh president nominated to Nobel Peace Prize
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was nominated to Nobel Peace Prize for its 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,” Alyn Ware said.
He said Nazarbayev not only has a commitment to the achievement of a nuclear-weapons-free world, but also continues to take a number of initiatives that are influential in the process to achieve such a world. A Nobel Peace Prize would enhance the influence and support these processes globally.
Alyn Ware and Bill Kidd also nominated Kazakh artist and Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project Karipbek Kuyukov to this high prize.
"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.