Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan devise military co-operation plan

By Alexander Bogatik

TASHKENT -- Kazakhstani and Uzbekistani officials signed a plan for military co-operation during Kazakhstani Defence Minister Saken Zhasuzakov's visit to Uzbekistan, the Kazakhstani Defence Ministry said in a statement Saturday (August 19).

Zhasuzakov and Uzbekistani counterpart Kabul Berdiyev discussed "defence co-operation in response to security threats in the region", according to the statement.

The co-operation plan reportedly calls for joint training and joint military education. It is the first such declaration in the two countries' history.

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