Kazakhstan to render mil-tech aid to Kyrgyzstan
March 17. Itar-Tass
The Defence Ministry of Kazakhstan will render military and technical aid to Kyrgyzstan. As ITAR-TASS learnt at the press service of the ministry, such an agreement was reached at a meeting of Kazakh Defence Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov with Kyrgyz Defence Minister Abibilla Kudaiberdiyev in Astana.
“During the meeting, the heads of the defence departments signed an agreement between the government of Kyrgyzstan and the government of Kazakhstan on rendering gratuitous military aid,” a representative of the press service said. The document envisages the transfer of nine GAZ-66 cars, eleven ZIL-131 cars, five armoured personnel carriers and thirty PM-120 mortars.
Kudaiberdiyev expressed gratitude to his colleague and noted that Kyrgyzstan’s assistance in the field of training military cadres at military educational establishments of Kazakhstan is one of the priority directions of the two republics’ military and technical cooperation.
“Some 70 Kyrgyz servicemen concluded training at institutes of higher education of the Kazakh Defence Ministry on a gratuitous basis within the framework of the bilateral agreement on training military cadres for CSTO member-state from 1998 to 2010,” the representative of the press service stressed. “At the given moment, more than 110 Kyrgyz servicemen continue studying at military educational establishments of the neighbouring country.