Kazakh president outlines priorities in development of armed forces
The first comprehensive peacekeeping exercises in the history of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan were completed in Almaty. The active phase was observed by the President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He also familiarized himself with the work of the peacekeeping training center. President Tokayev noted the priorities in the development of the country’s Armed Forces. Emphasis will be placed on military transport aviation. Kazakhstan also plans to use digital technologies in command and control of troops. President Tokayev expressed gratitude to Kazakh peacekeepers for their impeccable service. He especially emphasized the importance of ensuring peace and tranquility not only in our country, but throughout the world.
“Regional conflicts, defined as ‘frozen’ or ‘protracted’, revealed a fundamental contradiction between two main principles of the Charter of the United Nations. This is the territorial integrity of states and the right of nations for self-determination. The latter principle was particularly relevant when states were gaining independence and were freed from colonial dependence. By now, the world has defined itself. Therefore, the principle of the territorial integrity of states has now come to the fore and has become a priority. We must be guided by the resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council when developing approaches to assessing existing conflicts,” stated Tokayev.