IWEP experts and their Japanese counterparts discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula

04 August 2017


Relevant topics of international and territorial security, including the activities of regional organizations in Central Asia, were raised during a meeting of IWEP experts with their Japanese colleagues from the National Institute for Defense Studies under the Ministry of Defense of Japan (NIDS). The meeting was held at the Almaty office of the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy.

The experts examined the issues of Kazakhstan's interaction with the leading developed countries and the priorities of our country's foreign policy at the present stage.

The experts exchanged views on the situation in Northeast Asia. IWEP experts were interested in the assessments of NIDS representatives regarding the development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the light of growing tension around the North Korean nuclear program. According to the Head of the IWEP Almaty Office Askar Nursha, Kazakhstan is interested in preserving the non-proliferation regime not only as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, but also as a country that voluntarily took on the corresponding restrictions.