17 June 2017

Meeting with Karim Massimov, National Security Committee Chairman, and Kalmukhanbet Kassymov, Interior Minister


During the meeting, the Head of the State has been presented a report on the state of the criminal situation in the country following the results of five months of 2017.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, noting the results of the events conducted by law enforcement agencies, stressed the need to continue the quality work to ensure safety of citizens.

– On the whole, the situation is improving. Crime has decreased by 16 percent. Conviction rate takes rise from 60 to 70.2 percent. Amnesty was applied to 26,000 people, of whom 1,200 were released from prison, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Minister of Internal Affairs also reported on the measures taken to ensure law and order in Astana during EXPO-2017 and described the results of the ongoing reforms in the internal affairs bodies.

Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked all law enforcement officers for effective security of the opening ceremony of EXPO-2017.

“I would like to award a commendation to the entire police service of the country, the National Security Committee, “Syrbar” Foreign Intelligence Service and other bodies that provided security at the opening ceremony of EXPO-2017 with involvement of a large number of heads of state and other guests. We have held the opening in an organized manner, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of the State has given big points to the work of all the services, noting the special complexity of the security organization at such events.

– People from the regions were seconded to Astana. All the officers were at their post. Everyone was about their business. Everything was comfortably off at fair level of proficiency, the President of Kazakhstan said.

At the end of the meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev has given a number of specific instructions.

12 June 2017

Meeting with Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan


During the conversation, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Rustam Minnikhanov discussed the issues of cultural and economic cooperation between Astana and Kazan.

The Head of State, congratulating Rustam Minnikhanov on the Day of Russia, noted the established friendly relations between the two nations.

– We have very warm relations with Russia and with Tatarstan. The Kazakh and Tatar people are very close in history, culture, language and customs. We have established good economic contacts. We are working with the KAMAZ enterprise, and we are actualizing projects for a helicopter plant in Almaty. It is necessary to develop these and other economic ties, including in petrochemicals, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

In his turn, the President of Tatarstan told about his mission in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and also shared his impressions after visiting the new architectural objects of the capital city and Astana EXPO-2017 exhibition complex.

– Today we have launched our exposition at EXPO. In addition, he discussed plans for cooperation with colleagues from Kazakhstan. I really admire the exhibition complex. We congratulate you on the Exhibition’s opening. I would also like to express my gratitude for  opening of Süümbike Street, Rustam Minnikhanov said.

In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Rustam Minnikhanov discussed the implementation of infrastructure projects in the construction of “Western China – Western Europe” Road, as well as ways to increase the transit and transport potential of Kazakhstan and Tatarstan.

At the end of the meeting, Rustam Minnikhanov handed over the Order of Merit to the President of Kazakhstan and invited the Head of our State to visit Tatarstan.

12 June 2017

Telephone conversation with Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


During the conversation, the President of Uzbekistan expressed gratitude to Nursultan Nazarbayev for the warm welcome given to the Uzbek delegation during its stay in Astana on June 8-9 this year and noted the high level of organization of EXPO-2017.

In addition, the leaders of the two countries discussed the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on topical issues on the regional and international agenda.

The conversation has taken place on the Uzbek side’s initiative.