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Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry established in Kazakhstan

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President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a Decree “On establishment of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

On establishment of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In accordance with subparagraph 3 of Article 44 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to modernize and improve the efficiency of public administration I DECREE::

1. To establish the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Ministry).

Main areas of activities of the Ministry include implementation of the state policy in the field of defense, aerospace and electronics industries, information security in the field of information and communications (cybersecurity), mobilization, formation and development of the state material reserve, participation in a single military-technical policy, leadership in the field of formation, placement and execution of defense contracts.

Transfer functions and powers to the newly formed Ministry:

in the defense industry – from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

in the field of space activities – from the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

in the sphere of mobilization, formation and development of the state material reserve – from the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

in the field of information security – from the Office of Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and ensurance of information security in the field of information and communications – from the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide:

1) formation of the Information Security Committee, the Aerospace Committee and the Committee for State Material Reserves of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) adoption of other measures following from the present Decree.

3. Make following supplements to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 22, 1999 No. 6 “On structure of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan”:

in paragraph 1:

after the line “The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan” add the line of the following content::

“The Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

4. Control over execution of this Decree assign to the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

5. The present Decree comes into force from the date of signing.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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