State Security Council meeting sums up outcomes of eight-month activities

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country, Army General Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov has convened a regular meeting of the State Security Council to hear eight-month status reports by senior officials of the military and law enforcement bodies, and to discuss the measures taken to ensure security and public peace in the Turkmen capital during the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

The Council meeting also focused on the issues of upgrading the security agencies' facilities and enhancing professional development of the personnel.

State Security Council Secretary, Minister of Defense Ya. Berdiev delivered a report on the state of affairs in the army, the implementation progress of the wide-ranging military reform aimed at increasing the country's defense capability and boosting the Armed Forces' strength.

Placing emphasis on priority areas of the work to be done, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief outlined personnel training among other major aspects.

Speaking of the importance of ensuring public peace and security during the Ashgabat 2017 Games, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov gave the State Security Council Secretary, Defense Minister a number of specific instructions.

The running year's eight-month work in the agencies he is in charge of, the steps taken to prevent crimes, to control and manage road traffic, to guarantee the civil rights and freedoms, as well as the fire prevention measures were in the center of the report made by Interior Minister I. Mulikov.

To successfully tackle the tasks assigned to the country's law enforcement bodies, professional development and skill training should be well organized and systematically provided, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief stressed, having given the issue-associated commissions.

In his report, Commander of the State Border Service B. Gundogdyev covered the activities performed by the Service in the January-August period. Well-trained key frontier forces personnel are highly instrumental in maintaining peace and stability in the border areas, the nation's leader said. Having highlighted that to do their military service frontier guards should have special skills and knowledge, the head of Turkmenistan gave issue-related assignments.

After the report made by Supreme Court Chairman G. Hallyev on the practical steps in the context of upgrading the national judicial system, the head of Turkmenistan commissioned to give close attention to the selection and placement of highly qualified personnel.

Summing up a report made by Prosecutor General B. Atdaev on prosecution agencies' activities, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces ordered to exercise strict procurator's supervision over observance of the laws in the country.

Having concentrated on the National Security Ministry's central tasks of preserving stability in the country to promote the progressive development of society, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov identified key areas of work in the long term, including the preparation and running of the region's biggest-ever sports competition, and gave National Security Minister D. Bairamov special instructions.

Addressing the rectors of higher military education institutions and law enforcement training institutions, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief expressed dissatisfaction with the academic establishments' activities. Highlighting that young officer cadets should study the national and foreign experience in military science to strengthen law and order in society, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov assigned to carry out an in-depth analysis of the country's military education system, to recruit highly professional academic and teaching staff, and to increase the role of science in education.

In his turn, Chairman of the State Customs Service Ya. Soegov informed about the customs control measures for cross-border goods in the period under review, and the issues of improving the Service's facilities.

Stressing the need for the effective fulfillment of commissions on improving the performance of border customs posts, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov instructed to ensure stricter customs control.

Commenting on a report by Chairman of the State Migration Service M. Nobatov on the efforts made to expand international cooperation, the head of state noted that the institution's well-coordinated work contributes to strengthening trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian ties with foreign countries.

The Service's personnel should demonstrate a high level of professional competence in the fulfillment of their duties and responsibilities. In particular, guests attending the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games should be offered first-class document processing services, the head of state emphasized, having given the State Migration Service Chairman issue-related assignments.

The report made by Chairman of the State Service of Turkmenistan for Combating Economic Crimes M. Chakyev was an extensive coverage of the Service's work since its inception with special emphasis on the anti-corruption program implementation.

The anti-corruption efforts cannot be limited to the exposure and investigation of individual cases only; the enormous stress must be put on the adoption of an anti-corruption code of conduct and the eradication of root causes of this social evil, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov pointed out. Drawing attention to the importance of carrying out the work in compliance with the national legislature, the head of state gave the relevant assignments to the head of the Service.

Following a report made by Adalat Minister B. Muhammedov on this year's eight-month work results, the head of state commissioned to continue the practice of providing legal counseling during regular reception hours for visitors.

Summing up the Council meeting, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief identified the main trends for the short-term development of military and law enforcement bodies. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach to the military and legal reforms, the head of state ordered to efficiently tackle the issues of patriotic education and personnel's advanced career development. The President of Turkmenistan particularly highlighted that in compliance with the defensive Military Doctrine, the state would continue to give first priority to strengthening the national army's logistics, creating favorable conditions for service and life of the native country's valiant defenders.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper