Chief of Russian General Staff speak on participation of the Kazakhstan's military contingent in the Tsentr 2019 strategic exercise
Today, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia - First Deputy Minister of Defence, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov met with his Kazakhstan's counterpart in Moscow, Lieutenant General Murat Maykeev.
“This year we plan a number of important operational and combat training activities. The main one is the participation of the contingent of the Kazakhstan's Armed Forces in the Tsentr 2019 strategic post exercise, said Valery Gerasimov during a conversation with Murat Maykeev.
According to Valery Gerasimov, Kazakhstan is the main strategic ally and the closest partner of Russia in Central Asia. At the same time, there is successful cooperation not only on a bilateral basis, but also at the sites of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
"We are improving our unified regional air defence system, joint planning of the use of the armed forces of Russia and Kazakhstan is carried out. We are also actively involved in military-technical cooperation in the field of military personnel training. In addition, the traditionally good exchange of delegations in various areas of the armed forces is organized, ”the Chief of the General Staff of Russia added.
“A wide range of practical cooperation in the fight against international terrorism is also possible. Given the current military-political situation, I consider this issue important, ” concluded Valery Gerasimov.