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Kazakh artist promotes Kazakhstan’s anti-nuclear efforts in Strasbourg

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ASTANA — Kazakh artist and anti-nuclear movement activist Karipbek Kuyukov presented an exhibition titled Vaincre at the Council of Europe headquarters in France on September 26, the Kazakh Consulate General in Strasbourg reported.

From left to right: Junior Eurovision 2021 participant Beknur Zhanibekuly, artist Karipbek Kuyukov, Consul General of Kazakhstan in Strasbourg Anuarbek Akhmetov. Photo credit: Consulate of Kazakhstan in Strasbourg.

The exhibition, which aims to counter the escalating conflict between the world’s nuclear powers, also draws attention to ensuring the human right to a healthy environment and promoting the rights of people with disabilities.

Kuyukov and Consul General Anuarbek Akhmetov spoke about the anti-nuclear vector of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy, its efforts in nuclear disarmament and the prevention of a growing confrontation between the states with atomic weapons.

“It is a huge honor for me to represent the people of Kazakhstan in the Council of Europe. Because I was born near a nuclear test site, I need to demonstrate the dangers of radiation exposure to the rest of the world. As a disabled person, I implore you, healthy and non-disabled people, to avoid a nuclear disaster by doing everything in your power,” Kuyukov said.

Part of the “Overcome” exhibition. Photo credit: Consulate of Kazakhstan in Strasbourg.

Mexican Ambassador Jose Alfonso Suarez noted that his country sees Kazakhstan, Austria and Norway as key allies in the international movement against the nuclear threat.

“Mexico will always be an ally of Kazakhstan, and culture is an important way to achieve harmony and peace on the planet,” Suarez said.