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22 January 2008
In Akorda Palace, President Nursultan Nazarbayev Chairs Session of the Security Council, Two Issues to Be Considered

The issue of increasing the effectiveness of state administration in the area of preventing emergency situations and eliminating their consequences was the first one on the agenda.

The President stressed the importance of reformation in the emergency situation prevention system and its adaptation to modern requirements including required legislative amendments.

The President said it is necessary to broaden cooperation with appropriate UN institutes in preparation for possible emergency situations, to establish international warehouses of humanitarian aid in Kazakhstan for the sake of all nations in Central Asia.

Minister for emergency situations Vladimir Bozhko, Minister of foreign affairs Marat Tazhin and Governor of the Southern Kazakhstan region Nurgali Ashimov submitted reports at the session.

On the outcomes of session, the Security Council’s members adopted protocol instructions that imply a variety of measures on raising the efficiency of state management in the area of dealing with emergency situations.

The issue of Kazakhstan’s participation in the after-war process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was also considered at the Security Council session. Minister of foreign affairs Marat Tazhin delivered a speech on this matter.

During debates, it was noted that the effectiveness of measures taken by the world community will influence the overall situation in that country and in the entire Central Asian region.

It was agreed to take measures on developing mutually beneficial cooperation with Afghanistan in the areas of trade, natural resources extraction, international air- and automobile transport, mutual protection of investments.

The Secretariat of the Security Council was charged to control the implementation of the adopted decisions.

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