Kazakh and US Defense Ministries sign cooperation plan for 2013-2017 (FOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

Kazakh and US Defense Ministries signed the 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 military education system and assistance in establishing contacts with the US military-industrial complex.

Within the bilateral consultations of Defense Ministries of two countries which took place in Washington, the special attention was paid to the special forces' trainings.

The parties agreed to develop a program of joint trainings and to exchange the experience.

Within the meeting, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Talgat Zhanzhumenov said that development of 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 the U.S. military-industrial complex enterprises.

Within the meeting, the parties emphasized that the US and Kazakhstan are aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations by continuing a dialogue and cooperation.

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