Abdullah II of Jordan to Receive Kazakhstan Peace Prize Nov. 16

October 14, 2016

ASTANA – King Abdullah II of Jordan will be awarded Kazakhstan’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize on Nov. 16 for his contribution to “regional stability, global security and steadfast stance against war and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” officials in the Kazakh capital confirmed on Thursday.

The first Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World and Global Security, which comes with a $1 million cash award, was officially launched earlier this week by President Nursultan Nazarbayev when he named Abdullah as the prize’s first recipient.

“His Majesty’s commitment to global peace and security in recent years has been particularly notable through his brave effort to absorb over 1.5 million Syrian refugees into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and …

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