Special session of the State Security Council takes place

President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held special session of the State Security Council where topical objectives of the leaders of military and law enforcement departments on provision of the security during V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were reviewed.

Opening the session, the Head of the State mentioned that September 17 is marked by the beginning of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Visits of numerous high-ranking guests, heads of the states, representatives of international organizations and other officials are expected in this period. Turkmenistan, as a host of Ashgabat 2017 Games, has to provide absolute safety during the events. In this regards, high alert mode of work of military and law enforcement departments is announced from August 17 to September 27, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having signed relative Resolution.

All security forces are to work in 24/7 mode, the Supreme Commander continued, having highlighted that the borders have to be closed, visas issues are to be limited and custom mode is to be intensified. Other measures are also undertaken in regards with set order for provision of security of the coming Games � exit and entry permits are to be given to people travelling on private and social affairs as well as for participation in previously agreed international events, - the President has said.

These matters will be reviewed in exclusive cases by special commission. All international exhibitions and events planned to be held in Ashgabat in this period are to be postponed to other dates. We express our gratitude to the heads of other states for their understanding of this matter, - the President of Turkmenistan has said.

Going over to the subjects of the agenda, the Head of the State gave floor for report to Secretary of the State Security Council, Defence Minister Ya. Berdiyev who reported on the measures undertaken for implementation of the Military doctrine aimed at consolidation of defensive capability of Turkmenistan and power of National Army.

Summing up the report, Turkmen Leader noted the importance of successful progress of large-scale reform in military sphere. Having pointed the attention on the main aspects of work of the Ministry of Defence, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of making of the conditions for successful service and life of military personnel and their families.

The Supreme Commander made special mention on the subjects of provision of security during V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, having addressed Secretary of the State Security Council, Defence Minister Ya. Berdiyev with number of specific assignments.

After, the floor was given to the Head of the State Border Guard Service B. Gundogdiyev who reported on the situation in the structure under his command.

During the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made reprimand to the Head of the State Border Guard Service for weakening of the discipline and order in structural departments under his command. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces also signed the Resolution on demoting of Major General B. Gundogdiyev to the rank of Colonel.

Minister of Internal Affairs I. Mulikov informed on the work for prevention of crimes as well as for provision of legal rights and freedoms of the citizens. The events under the month of traffic safety coming in September were separate subject of the report.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State noted the necessity of intensifying control for the activity of structural departments on the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The President named organization of events for fire prevention, propaganda of traffic behaviour and explanation of personal responsibility of every party of the traffic for his safety among topical areas of work. The Head of the State also pointed at the importance of the events for popularization of healthy life style of the population together with public health organizations, local administrations and non-governmental establishments.

Having highlighted the importance of the coming V Asian Games, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to take all necessary measures for support of public order and provision of traffic safety during Ashgabat 2017 sports event.

Chairman of the Supreme Court G. Halliyev reported on the works carried out for improvement of judicial system of the State.

Having focused the attention on the main functions laid upon the personnel of this system, who always have to protect the law, the President ordered to continue paying utmost attention to employment of competent and highly qualified personnel.

Having listened to the report of Prosecutor General B. Atdayev, the Head of the State noted the necessity of responsible approach to the achievements of set targets.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also requested to carry out coordinated work with other law enforcement departments for provision of public order during V Asian Games.

Minister of National Security D. Bayramov reported on his work.

The provision of security is a guarantee of steadfast development of the state and invariable improvement of social level of life, the Head of Turkmenistan has said, having addressed the Head of this department with number of specific assignments.

Chairman of the State Custom Service Ya. Soyegov reported on the work of the organization under his supervision.

Summing up the report, the President made special mention of responsible tasks of the Service. In this context, the assignment on the measures for improvement of the work, particularly on provision of thorough custom inspection of the cargoes crossing the border of Turkmenistan, was given.

After, Chairman of the State Migration Service M. Nobatov reported on specific measures for improvement of the work of the structure under his responsibility.

Speaking of the importance of the mission entrusted to the Service, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that organisational level of reception of growing number of foreign citizens coming to the country depends on the work of its personnel. Special emphasis was laid on the subjects of provision of migration services including official registration of the documents of the foreign guests of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. It is necessary to provide strict control for adherence to visa requirements by people arriving in Turkmenistan, the Head of the State noted, having addressed the Head of the Service with concrete instructions on this account.

Director of the State Anti-Economic Crimes Service of Turkmenistan M. Chakiyev reported on the work for fulfilment of the provisions of the State Anti- Corruption Programme. The information on the outcomes of the inspections in number of structures was also given.

Summing up the report, the Supreme Commander pointed the attention on the main authorities and functions of the Service. The activity for detection, prevention, reveal and investigation of the crimes related to making harm to the State has to be carried out according to the provisions of national legislation, the Head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted, having requested the Head of this structure to intensify the work in this direction together with military and law enforcement agencies during Ashgabat 2017 Games.

Minister of Justice B. Muhammedov reported on specific measures for further reformation of legislation base and bringing it to concordance with international law standards.

Having highlighted the importance of this work, the President mentioned that implementation of the world's law practice and its active study by national lawyers are among the most important objectives of the Ministry. The Head of this structure also received the assignment on provision of coordinated work with relative departments during V Asian Games.

Other important matters of the State life, on which appropriate decisions were taken, were reviewed at the session.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper