Russian Defence Minister met his Kazakh counterpart in Astana


On June 8, the Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu met the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov in Astana.

In the course of the talks, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and Imangali Tasmagambetov shared opinions on the problems of international and regional security as well as on the implementation of joint projects in the military sphere.

In particular, they discussed the issues of military and technical cooperation, optimization of territories of testing ranges held on lease by the Russian Defence Ministry in Kazakhstan, training of Kazakh servicemen in the Russian military educational institutions as well as the transit of Russian military cargoes through the territory of Kazakhstan.

The ministers also talked about the holding of contests of the International Army Games at the ranges of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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