A meeting was held between the Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant-General Nurlan Yermekbev, and National Security Adviser to the President of Afghanistan, Hamdulla Mohib, Kazinform reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Questions on the situation around Afghanistan were discussed. Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev stressed that Kazakhstan supports the preservation of the republican democratic system in Afghanistan. The minister expressed hope that the withdrawal of foreign troops would serve as a basis for stabilizing the situation in the country, and that the parties to the conflict would find compromise solutions to eliminate differences.
The outcome of the meeting was the signing of a bilateral Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on military cooperation.
The document was developed according to the agreements reached during the visit of National Security Advisor to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Atmar to the Republic of Kazakhstan in July 2017.
Earlier it was reported that Assistant to the President – Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aset Issekeshev held talks with National Security Adviser to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib. The parties exchanged views on the state of regional and global security, current risks in Central Asia, and directions for further strengthening cooperation within the framework of international organizations.