Pakistan and Kazakhstan discuss bilateral relations

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

13th Aug, 2021. 02:22 pm

Pakistan and Kazakhstan’s defense officials met on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations and military cooperation between the two nations, according to Kazakhstan’s Defense Ministry.

According to a statement by the Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan, following a ceremony in the capital Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev and Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen. Nadeem Raza conducted inter-delegation discussions.

The meetings focused on Kazakhstan and Pakistan’s present military cooperation, combat training, and combined deployment of troops in UN peacekeeping operations.

Gen. Raza also paid a visit to Kazakhstan’s National Defense University. Pakistan and Kazakhstan have friendly ties based on a shared perspective on global issues and mutual understanding, according to the statement.

Previously, Pakistan and Kazakhstan have agreed to strengthen “institutional mechanisms” such as bilateral political consultations, intergovernmental commissions, and joint working groups to strengthen bilateral multilateral relations and strengthen high-level ties.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday met with Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi on the sidelines of the Ninth Heart of Asia Istanbul Process Conference.

During the talks, issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations and promotion of bilateral cooperation in various fields, were discussed.

The Foreign Minister said that Pakistan wants great bilateral relations with Kazakhstan.


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