Senate Committee on International Relations, Defence and Security held a meeting attended by the leadership of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the NSC Academy on “National security agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 30 years on guard of Independence” in an online format.
Opening the meeting, the Committee Chairman Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed noted that the process of formation and further improvement of the legislative framework for the national security system and efficient activities of special services began from the first days of gaining independence and continues to this day.
“Over the past few years, several laws have been adopted aimed at defining the legal framework for counterintelligence activities, improvement of the anti-terrorism and anti-extremism system, including their financing, as well as addressing other issues,” said Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed.
The Senate members heard the report of the NSC Deputy Chairman, Major General Marat Kolkobayev. He noted that the laws “On Special State Bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and “On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts on Special State Bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan” were adopted with the MPs’ support, which brought the national security system to a new level.
The head of the NSC Academy Tanat Zhunussov informed the senators about the mission of the educational institution, which is to train professional and competent specialists, and said that in the future the Academy will become a corporate multidisciplinary higher educational institution, which will become an educational, methodological and scientific centre of national security agencies.
“We introduced our own modular training technology to ensure a practice-oriented educational process. It is based on the counterintelligence process, which forms a systemic understanding of future work,” said the head of the NSC Academy.
During the meeting, several proposals for further improvement of the legal framework in this area were presented as well.
(Senate Press Service, 74-72-27. Photo by S. Mailybayev)