ASTANA -- Kazakhstani Defence Minister Saken Zhasuzakov conferred with President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana Wednesday (November 22) on the Defence Ministry's ongoing work, according to a statement by Nazarbayev's press office.
Topics included the state of the military's equipment and housing for troops.
Nazarbayev pointed out the importance of implementing social welfare measures for troops.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.