Press Secretary of First Kazakh President speaks about Security Council’s role in fight against COVID-19
A meeting of the Security Council chaired by the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was held last week, where he opined on further development of events on coronavirus pandemic and emphasized strategic areas of work.
Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Press Secretary, Aidos Ukibai, said that the Security Council first addressed issues on fighting coronavirus in February, when the infection had not yet reached the global level. And that a real threat of coronavirus pandemic was pointed out at a meeting of the organization’s members. Most importantly, a recommendation was made to the Government to take measures to prepare the country for the fact that the disease will come, and the global crisis is inevitable. Aidos Ukibai said that this helped to timely respond and minimize possible negative circumstances.
“Currently, the Security Council Office together with the government takes an active part in the work of the Government's Emergency Response Commission under the First President of Kazakhstan. As part of the Commission’s work, the Security Council keeps of the rule of law, ensuring public order and the safety of citizens under special control during the state of emergency. At the same time, organization of the joint work of law enforcement, military bodies and medical institutions on complying with the law, ensuring public order and the safety of citizens is also part of the integral work of the Security Council Office. As you know, a regular meeting of the Security Council took place on April 24, where strategic issues of fighting the coronavirus pandemic along with economic recovery and post-crisis development of the country were considered,” said Aidos Ukibai.
He added that during the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev highlighted the necessity to think about a model of post-crisis development, the importance of applying extraordinary approaches to social and economic development and the implementation of a set of anti-crisis measures. As a result of the meeting, the Government was instructed to draw up a plan to restore economic growth, identify areas for basic industries, the economy of the future, the development of cities, villages, the social field and the financial system.