14 October 2022
The members of the National Nuclear Center of RK took part in the Conference on Countering Issues for Illicit Nuclear Materials Trafficking in Central Asia region. The Conference was held in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) from October 11 to 13, 2022 organized by State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan in collaboration with U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA).
Participants involved representatives of customs and border services, law enforcement and security agencies, and representatives of scientific organizations that contribute to forensic analysis from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
The conference highlighted perspectives on the growing risks and threats of nuclear trafficking in the Central Asia region, considering the current problem of access to dangerous materials, global trafficking patterns, and the ever-increasing terrorist threat, and shared best practices from countries participating in the conference on countering nuclear trafficking.