Kazakhstan, U.S. discuss defense cooperation
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov.30 /Trend K. Konyrova/
Kazakh Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Asian and Pacific Security Affairs discussed future cooperation on Wednesday, Kazakh Defense Minister reported.
"Cooperation with the United States is one of the most important directions of our foreign policy," Dzhaksybekov said.
According to Dzhaksybekov, Kazakhstan and the U.S. have high dynamic and genuine partnership based on mutual interests in various areas, including defense.
The further cooperation between the countries will be developed within the framework of bilateral military cooperation plan for the upcoming five-year period (2013-2017).
According to Dzhaksybekov, Kazakhstan is interested in joint defense ventures in its territory to resist the threats of today's world.
"Threats of today's world require new methods to counter - the active introduction of digital technology in the Armed Forces, the creation of an appropriate level of protection of information and digital infrastructure," Dzhaksybekov said.
Edited by E. Kosolapova