Nurlan Yermekbayev relieved of his post as Defense Minister
By the decree of the Head of State, Ermekbayev Nurlan Bayuzakovich was relieved of his post as Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Earlier, Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev said that he was ready to resign after the explosions in the Zhambyl region.
"My main goal is to liquidate the consequences of the emergency. After I heard this news, I made a decision that I will resign, I will ask for resignation. Everything else will be decided by the higher management", - said Yermekbayev.
He held this position since August 7, 2018.
On July 15, 2019, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued a severe reprimand to Nurlan Yermekbayev in connection with the state of emergency in Arys.