Afghanistan Signs Military Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan

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KABUL: Afghanistan’s National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday said that it signed an agreement with Kazakhstan which will focus on the two countries’ military cooperation.


 


The document which was developed in line with Afghanistan’s previous agreement with Kazakhstan in 2017, signed by Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister, Nurlan Yermekbayev, and Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, the council said in a statement.


 


NSC said, “The agreement enables joint exercises, military medical cooperation, equipment modernization, logistical and technical support, training, and military intelligence collaboration between the two countries.”


 


Based on the published data by Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry, $80 million in financial aid has been provided by Kazakhstan to Afghanistan. The country has repeatedly expressed its support for republican democratic system in Afghanistan.


 


The agreement between the two countries come amid high level of violence in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of international forces from the country.