15 June 2017
Meeting with Karim Massimov, National Security Committee Chairman, and Kalmukhanbet Kassymov, Interior Minister

During the meeting, the Head of the State has been presented a report on the state of the criminal situation in the country following the results of five months of 2017.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, noting the results of the events conducted by law enforcement agencies, stressed the need to continue the quality work to ensure safety of citizens.

- On the whole, the situation is improving. Crime has decreased by 16 percent. Conviction rate takes rise from 60 to 70.2 percent. Amnesty was applied to 26,000 people, of whom 1,200 were released from prison, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Minister of Internal Affairs also reported on the measures taken to ensure law and order in Astana during EXPO-2017 and described the results of the ongoing reforms in the internal affairs bodies.

Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked all law enforcement officers for effective security of the opening ceremony of EXPO-2017.

"I would like to award a commendation to the entire police service of the country, the National Security Committee, "Syrbar" Foreign Intelligence Service and other bodies that provided security at the opening ceremony of EXPO-2017 with involvement of a large number of heads of state and other guests. We have held the opening in an organized manner, the President of Kazakhstan said.

The Head of the State has given big points to the work of all the services, noting the special complexity of the security organization at such events.

- People from the regions were seconded to Astana. All the officers were at their post. Everyone was about their business. Everything was comfortably off at fair level of proficiency, the President of Kazakhstan said.

At the end of the meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev has given a number of specific instructions.

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