I am very glad to meet you. Since our last meeting a lot of time passed, especially if we take into account the rapid growth of country’s development. This year we will adopt new programs for the next five years. These are National Security Strategy, the State Program on the Development of Armed Forces, Other Forces and Troops Formations, Mobilization Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the President said in his statement.
Head of the State put priority to nine main tasks, including providing an adequate efficiency standard of the Armed Forces and country’s defense capability; maintaining armament and fighting equipment at a proper level; effective cooperation and consolidation of regional forces; gradual transition to the contract system of recruiting; further development of power ministries’ cooperation on countering terrorism and extremism; skilful application of the achievements of military science and new technologies; development of military education; improvement of troops planning in natural or industrial emergency; improvement of soldiers’ standard of living.
We have to educate our talented young people, military officers and sergeants, and to increase the prestige of military service and profession of Fatherland's defenders, Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized.
Head of the State wished the gathering fruitful work, success and new endeavors for the prosperity of Kazakhstan.