Kazakhstan, Belarus discuss prospects of military cooperation in Astana

11.07.09 11:31 Kazakhstan, Belarus discuss prospects of military cooperation in Astana

Kazakhstan, Astana, Jul.11 /Trend News K.Konireva

The Kazakh Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksibekov met with representatives of Belarus Military Industrial Committee headed by chairman of Nikolai Azamatov at the defense ministry on July 10.

The meeting focused on development prospects of Kazakh- Belarus military cooperation, as well as elaboration of concrete proposals on military technological cooperation projects. This was Dzhaksibekov's one of first meetings on the top as the Kazakh Defense Minister.

Work over extending the service and modernization of existing weapons and military equipment could be an important area of cooperation with the possible involvement of both countries defense industries, Dzhaksybekov said at a meeting with his Belarusian counterparts.

The current military cooperation between Kazakhstan and Belarus is well developed. The dynamics of mutual visits and a large number of treaties and agreements of different nature testify for it, the statement said

Training of military personnel and military-technical cooperation are prospective and relevant directions of bilateral military cooperation. The Kazakh Defense Ministry signed several contracts with the Belarus aircraft refurbishment plant to upgrade and overhaul of aircraft.

Head of the Belarus delegation, chairman of the Belarus Military Industrial Committee, Nikolai Azamatov, proposed the Kazakh Defense Minister to pay a working visit to Belarus to get familiarized with the activities of the military-industrial enterprises in the country, the same source said.



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