Kazakhstan, Russia to create unified air defence system (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /

Kazakhstan and Russia will create a unified air defence system. A relevant document was signed by defence ministers of the two countries Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday, Kazakh Defence Ministry press service reported.

"The agreement was signed as a result of talks between defence ministers of Kazakhstan Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Russia Sergei Shoigu, who is currently on his first visit to Kazakhstan. Entry of this document into force will create a basis for ensuring airspace security of Kazakhstan and Russian border areas," the statement said.

According to the press service, bilateral military and military-technical partnership issues, some questions surrounding operation of Russian Defence Ministry's testing grounds in Kazakhstan, , as well as cooperation in the field of military education were also discussed during the talks in Astana.

Russia has a similar air defence system with Belarus only. It was planned to sign such an agreement on creation of a unified air defence system with Armenia, however, this system can only have the status of a united system due to lack of a common border between Armenia and Russia.

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