The development of a joint air defense system is one of the most important areas of cooperation between the defense ministries of Russia and Kazakhstan. This was announced on Thursday, June 23, by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Ruslan Zhaksylykov.
The military departments of the two countries signed a new agreement on the development of military cooperation, reports TASS. “The key (areas of cooperation – Profile”) are, of course, the improvement of the unified regional air defense system of Russia and Kazakhstan, military-technical cooperation, personnel training, operational and combat training activities,” Shoigu stressed.
Kazakhstan is the main strategic ally and the most important partner of Russia, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry recalled. Russia and Kazakhstan have reached a high level of cooperation in the military sphere in bilateral and multilateral formats.
Shoigu thanked Kazakhstan for supporting the work of Russian military training grounds on the territory of the republic. Tests of new weapons benefit the security of both states, the minister concluded.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry reminded that Moscow maintains close cooperation in the field of security with Kazakhstan and other states of Central Asia. Military-technical cooperation is developing.