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Kazakh and Russian Defense Ministers Meet in Almaty

Almaty, May 31, 2024, The Europe Today: Kazakh Defense Minister Ruskan Zhaksykykov and Russian Defense Minister Andrey Belousov convened in Almaty for a significant bilateral meeting, according to Kazakh media reports. The discussions centered on pressing issues of military cooperation, with a particular focus on training and joint activities, including exercises within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

During the talks, both ministers emphasized the importance of continued collaboration and expressed a mutual interest in furthering multifaceted cooperation. This meeting underscores the ongoing commitment of Kazakhstan and Russia to strengthen their military partnership.

Belousov’s visit to Almaty is part of a broader working visit, where he will also attend a meeting of the CSTO Council of Ministers of Defense. This gathering is expected to address regional security concerns and enhance collective defense strategies among member states.

The meeting in Almaty marks a pivotal step in reinforcing the defense ties between Kazakhstan and Russia, highlighting their shared commitment to regional stability and security.