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Astana, Kazakhstan • 28 September, 2022 | 17:05

Kazakh Government to Alleviate Pressure on Cities Bordering Russia

The ministries addressed the issue of assistance to Russian migrants

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The Government held a meeting addressing the recent influx of migrants from Russia due to mobilization announced on September 21, QazMonitor reports citing the prime minister’s press service.

Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov was briefed by Minister of Labor and Social Protection Tamara Duisenova on the issues of accommodation throughout the Kazakh regions, employment opportunities, and the necessity for the provision of counseling services.

Minister of Internal Affairs Marat Akhmetzhanov also briefed the Smailov regarding the law enforcement and registration of migrants, while Minister of Justice Kanat Mussin outlined the legal aspects of the rental housing market.

Smailov emphasized the need for central and local government bodies to employ effective measures to prevent social tensions in the regions most affected by the sudden spike in migration.

It is necessary to strengthen work on assuring law and order in the country, as well as to provide assistance to newcomers from Russia, which includes their timely registration and resolution of labor issues in accordance with the legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union. At the same time, it is important to take measures to stabilize the situation in the rental housing market.

Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

All government agencies within their competence were instructed to carry out counseling services among Kazakh residents and migrants, explaining the rights and responsibilities of both parties. For this purpose, special hotlines will be opened providing explanatory work.

In addition, Prime Minister issued ministries to strengthen control over compliance with labor laws in the employment of temporarily arriving foreign nationals. Furthermore, the instructions touched upon the measures to ensure the stable functioning of the transport infrastructure and the organizing of uninterrupted operations of Counseling Services Centers by opening additional service windows.

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