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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Shoigu: Russia free of charge delivered to Kazakhstan air defense system s-300PS

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu arrived in Kazakhstan, where he had a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart, President Tasmagambetova, and also took part in the meeting of defense Ministers of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO). The main theme of negotiationsdevelopment of additional measures to combat international terrorism.

photo: Alexander Stepanov

The Ministry of defense of Kazakhstan, where they were to pass a formal event, greeted the guests of honor red carpets and a military honor guard, dressed in full uniform color “sea wave” with a large number of aiguillettes.

The Ministers warmly greeted each other. It was noticeable that this meeting, in addition to the Protocol aspects, had the same trusting nature.

– We come to Kazakhstan, not just as strategic partners and as friends, – said Shoigu. – Our cooperation is strategic of course, the neighborly nature, rather we are confidently moving towards addressing the issues that are put before us by life.

The Minister of defence of Kazakhstan in his welcoming speech noted the success of the military operation in Syria.

– Take this opportunity to congratulate the success of the operation in Syria, which turned the tide, ” said the defense Minister of Kazakhstan. – She gave the opportunity to move on to the practical settlement of the situation in this country.

Tasmagambetov stressed that the actions of the Russian army in Syria once again proved to the world that it is able to successfully implement tasks in remote areas using modern weapons.


The Minister of defense of Kazakhstan noted that the experience of fighting with terrorist groups in Syria is an interesting country.

– We are ready to share the experience of operational planning and the use of Russian troops in Syria to fight with terrorists, assured his counterpart Sergei Shoigu.

He stressed that Russia and Kazakhstan shared tasks in strengthening stability and security in the Central Asian region. After all, terrorist groups in the middle East and in Afghanistan pose a real threat for Russia and for Kazakhstan, therefore we need coordinated action to neutralize it.

– We have the necessary potential in the framework of the CSTO and the SCO, the Minister said.

Also Shoigu said that Russia met Kazakhstan side and withdrew from her lease more than 1.7 million hectares of land. Now Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to prepare for signing the Protocol on the Emba polygon.

Also, much attention is paid to the development of Russian-Kazakh relations in the sphere of defense.

So, to strengthen the unified regional air defense system on a Pro Bono basis, the Russian Federation has put Kazakhstan is antiaircraft-rocket complexes s-300PS.

The summit ended with the traditional festival of military brass bands “Pipe of peace”. Orchestras, the SCO countries are performed both classic works and contemporary hits.

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