President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev receives Murat Bektanov, First Deputy Minister of Defense, Chief of the Armed Forces General Staff
The Head of State was briefed on combat ready status of the Armed Forces and the activities carried out by the General Staff to implement plans for the country's defense.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pointed to the need to strengthen work on the analysis of possible military threats, work out conceptual approaches to further strengthen the Armed Forces.
In addition, Bektanov informed the President of Kazakhstan about Aibalta-2019 strategic command and staff exercises that are taking place these days.
At the end of the meeting, the Head of State gave a number of instructions on coordinating the work of state bodies in the sphere of defense policy, stiffening military discipline, and ensuring the security of stage drills.