Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 110

Officials of the U.S. Defense Department and Kazakhstan’s Defense and Science Ministries signed yesterday in Almaty documents on supplementary allocations of U.S. funds to support Kazakhstan’s denuclearization programs. Kazakhstan will receive $40 million in addition to the $123 million already committed by the U.S. under two bilateral agreements signed in December 1993 and one in October 1995. The agreements cover, respectively, the safekeeping of nuclear materials, closure of strategic nuclear missile silos, and elimination of nuclear armaments and their infrastructure. The Pentagon yesterday commended Kazakhstan for being in the "front ranks" of international efforts to promote nonproliferation and limitation of nuclear weapons. (Interfax, June 10)

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