Kazakh Defense Minister met with Deputy Chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission

ASTANA. July 18. KAZINFORM - Today in Astana there has taken place a meeting of the Minister of Defense with the deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Fan Chanlong, who arrived in Kazakhstan on his first official visit, says the press service of the Ministry.

"I am pleased to note the fruitful and ongoing development of the Kazakh-Chinese bilateral relations, which are based on good-neighborly and friendly relations. Of great importance is the bilateral meeting of our Heads of State, held during the Boao Forum for Asia. Our leaders agreed to mutually strengthen and develop collaboration in all areas, including in the defense sector too", said Adylbek Jaksybekov during the talks with Fan Chanlong.

Kazakh-Chinese military mutual acitivity is progressing quite dynamically. A practical example of close cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries within the framework of the SCO is joint preparation and conduct of anti-terrorist exercise called "Peace Mission" (In 2014, the trainings are planned in China in Beijing area).

Adylbek Jaksybekov informed the guest about the meeting with the Defense Minister, Colonel-General Chang Wanquan, in June 2013 in Bishkek. "We took into consideration the current issues and prospects of bilateral activities in the sphere of defense between the two countries. We have agreed to expand cooperation in the military-technical field and in the field of military education, " said the Minister of Defense.

For his part, Fan Chanlun noted the active development of the Kazakh Armed Forces and assured that the prospects of collaboration between the two countries in the military sphere would always meet the mutual interest of Kazakhstan and China.

Defence Minister congratulated the honored official with the coming Day of the People's Liberation Army of China and wished him success in strengthening national defense.

Also, as part of his first official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China Fan Chanlong is going to see the divisions of the Naval Forces of the Armed forces of Kazakhstan in the city of Aktau.

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