The President of Kazakhstan introduced Anuar Sadykulov, the appointed head of the State Security Service, to the armed personnel.
The Head of State heard the report by the head of the Service on the priority development fields of Kazakhstan’s state security system and approved the proposed approaches.
- The State Security Service is an extremely important organization, you should start from that. Special tasks are assigned to the Service, therefore state security issues will always be in the focus of our close attention. We hope that you will show the utmost devotion to the assigned work and high professionalism, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan underscored that in the face of the changing nature of external and internal threats, the requirements imposed on the employees are greatly growing up. According to him, the Service should vet young people, prepared from a professional, ideological and intellectual points of view.
- Officers of the State Security Service must combine the skills of a professional military with the skills of a diplomat who can negotiate, has the necessary observation, and can summarize information. In addition, the officers must possess the qualities of a politician - to understand and know the internal and foreign policy, the Head of State said.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev familiarized himself with the work of the Operation Headquarters, the service offices and the Service’s premises, and also gave a number of instructions to further improve the activities of the Service.