Pentagon Signs Five-Year Military Cooperation With Kazakhstan
Trend News Agency
December 11, 2012
Baku: The Kazakh and US Defense Ministries signed a cooperation plan for 2013-2017 in Washington, the Kazakh Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.
The document envisages cooperation in such areas as peacekeeping, staff training, technical assistance, development of the military education system and assistance in establishing contacts with the US military-industrial complex.
Within the bilateral consultations of the Defense Ministries of the two countries which took place in Washington, special attention was paid to the special forces’ trainings.
The parties agreed to develop a program of joint trainings and to exchange experiences.
Within the meeting, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Talgat Zhanzhumenov said that the development of the domestic military-industrial complex is one of the main priorities of the Kazakh armed forces.
The US party proposed Kazakhstan to cooperate in this sphere and the Kazakh party expressed interest in such cooperation.
Within the visit to US, the Kazakh military delegation visited U.S. military-industrial complex enterprises.
Photo: U.S. troops in Kazakhstan for this year’s annual Steppe Eagle military exercise
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