Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 69

President Imomali Rahmonov has approved a statute on the operation of a National Security Council, originally ordered into existence in January. Chaired by the president and comprised of the key ministers, including those of the "power" ministries, the Council is empowered to take decisions and monitor their implementation in a wide range of areas spanning military and national security, economics, foreign trade, information, public health and ecology, and other areas. The Council will also collect and process national security information for the president’s use. (Interfax, April 7 & 8)

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