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Kazakhstan to lend military-technical assistance to $3M 0

Posted on October 09, 2011 by Alex

Anton Lymar, 24.kg News Agency,  Sept 28, 2011

The Lower Chamber of Kazakhstan ratified an agreement on the provision of free military-technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan on September 28. Tengrinews.kz reports.

As the Deputy Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan Talgat Zhanzhumenov explained the assistance is to transfer to the Army of Kyrgyzstan armored personnel carriers, cars and mortars. He noted that additional funding is not needed because the technology as the transferred is in Kazakh Army “in excessive quantities.”

The deputy minister said that the agreement reached in order to strengthen security in Central Asia; in addition, the document will contribute to the development of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan in its turn undertakes not to transfer received from the Kazakhstan side property or the right to use it to the third party.

According to Talgat Zhanzhumenov, cash equivalent of the military-technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan is about $ 3 million. According to the MP Dmitrienko, similar aid of Russia to Kyrgyzstan totaled 362 million rubles (about $ 12 million).

SOURCE: http://www.kazakhembus.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=782&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=201



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