S. Berdimuhamedov left all members of the Security Council, except for the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and abolished the post of deputy prime minister for security issues

On April 6, Serdar Berdimuhamedov held the first expanded meeting of the State Security Council after being elected president, at which he reappointed the heads of law enforcement agencies, the state information agency TDH reports .

Before that, the President noted that in accordance with the Constitution of the country, the Prosecutor General, the Chairman of the Supreme Court, the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Minister of Adalat (Justice) are appointed to the post with the consent of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan (the upper house of parliament, chaired by ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ). The TDH notes that they were appointed in agreement with the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was fired by the president . The remaining members of the Security Council retained their posts. This:

• Minister of Defense Begench Gundogdyev ;

• Prosecutor General Batyr Atdaev ;

• Chairman of the Supreme Court Guvanchmyrat Ussanepesov ;

• Minister of National Security Gurbamyrat Annaev ;

• Head of the State Border Service Yazgeldi Nuryev ;

• Minister Adalat Merettagan Taganov ;

• Chairman of the State Customs Service Maksat Khudaikulyev ;

• Chairman of the State Migration Service Nazar Atagarayev .

Immediately after the appointments, the leaders reported on the work of departments for three months of this year.

After the report of the Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs, Secretary of the State Security Council Charymyrat Amanov , the President noted his great work in protecting the rights of citizens , strengthening security, maintaining law and order and abolished his post .

According to TDH , Amanov was also dismissed from the post of Secretary of the State Security Council "in connection with the transfer to another job." Defense Minister Begench Gundogdyev was appointed instead of him.

The position of Deputy Prime Minister for Security, Military and Legal Affairs was established in January 2020. Since its inception, it has been occupied by the former rector of the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Charymyrat Amanov. For what reason the post was abolished, is not reported.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan