Disarmament and Arms Control in light of Global Changes

Panel discussion with high-ranking experts

The Westerwelle Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized a panel discussion on the topic of “Disarmament and Arms Control in light of Global Changes”, on November 23, 2016, in Berlin.

The Kazakhstan Embassy was represented by H.E. Ambassador Bolat Nussupov, who together with Alexander Vogel, Head of Office Westerwelle Foundation, gave a welcome speech, before the three high-ranking panelists took their seats. Those were: Angela Kane, United Nations Under-Secretary-General (Ret.) and former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Patricia Flor, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, and Roman Wassilenko, Chairman Committee for International Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and former Ambassador Extraordinary for nuclear Disarmament.

Moderated by Central-Asia-expert Günter Knabe they discussed a variety of aspects of the complex topic. The consensus of the group was that it is very important that the international engagement and initiatives for arms control and disarmament are strengthened and further promoted, especially in the face of new technologies of nuclear weapons and the threat of terrorist attacks.