President Nazarbayev arrived to Mayor’s Office in Astana and informed about appointment of the Mayor Tasmagambetov as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Then he introduced to the staff the new Mayor of Astana. Together with Imangali Tasmagambetov he went to the Ministry of Defence. The official statement about the appointment is expected any minute.
Only one version about the reasons of management change in defense department is discussed – the need for reforming and strengthening of defense capability of the country in the light of the latest geopolitical changes.
Zhasulan Kuzhekov, reporter “for Ak Zhaik” in Astana