30 Apr 2019 10:53

Kazakh, Chinese defense ministers note high level of military cooperation between two countries

NUR-SULTAN. April 30 (Interfax) - Kazakh Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe discussed promising avenues of bilateral military cooperation at a meeting in Bishkek, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministers exchanged opinions on ways to "bolster practical defense interaction in the context of promptly responding to risks and threats to security in the region, including the fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism," it said.

Cooperation between the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan and China is at a high level and has vast potential for further development, the ministers said.

Yermekbayev also met with Chief of the General Staff of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces Raimberdi Duishenbiyev to discuss issues concerning military cooperation, the situation in the region and worldwide, promising avenues of military cooperation, and also joint combat training and military education programs, the press service said.