Astana held Security Council's meeting on national security
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of the head of state.
The meeting discussed the influence of external factors on the state of national security and the government policy in the defense sphere, a website of Akorda reports.
"All of us are aware of external factors that can affect Kazakhstan, including the confrontation between Russia and the USA, trade conflicts between China and the USA, the situation in Syria and other points. In this connection, it is necessary to discuss and take measures," said the Kazakh President.
While discussing the second topic of the agenda, a report of Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayeva on the main results of battle exercises of the Armed Forces in the current academic year, the training, as well as on the results of the measures taken to strengthen troop readiness.
In addition, during the meeting proposals to upgrade defense industry enterprises and equip them with new types of defense products were discussed.
Following the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave specific instructions.