UNDP Resident Representative Yakup Beris held a meeting with Kazakh Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev. The parties discussed the priority areas of police modernisation, including strengthening the public trust, enhancing quality of public service delivery, and scaling up community-based police model, based on the best international practice. The meeting also covered emerging priorities underlined by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his recent State of the Nation Address.
“I express my gratitude for UNDP’s invaluable contribution to the police modernisation in Kazakhstan as well as for the international expertise and support provided,” stated Yerlan Turgumbayev, Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.
“UNDP sincerely appreciates the achieved level of cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We see great efforts being invested and significant results being achieved. Most importantly, we value the approach that puts the needs of people of Kazakhstan at the heart of the ongoing reforms. We are looking forward to scaling up our joint initiatives and will continue to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the new Country Programme for 2021-2025,” said Yakup Beris, UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan.
It has been noted, that further cooperation will be based on the joint success in building capacity of district and juvenile police officers, combating domestic violence, and piloting the community-based police model in Kazakhstan.