Iran and Kazakhstan agree to extend mutual military cooperation between the ground forces 1608131
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|Friday, August 15, 2013 04:46 AM|
|Iran and Kazakhstan agree to extend mutual military cooperation between the ground forces.|
During the meeting in the Kazakh capital on Tuesday, Iranian Military Attache in Astana Hamzeh Rouhi Kabarg and Commander of Kazakhstan’s Army Ground Force Murat Maikeyev underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual military cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan. The two sides also discussed issues related to the broadening of mutual cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries’ Armies.
Members of the Kazakhstan military march during the closing ceremony of Steppe Eagle 2012 at Camp Illisky, Kazakhstan, Sept. 20, 2012.
Last month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for the expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Kazakhstan during his presidency.
Rouhani made the call in a message sent to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev last Wednesday, in which he thanked Nazarbayev for congratulating him on his win in the June 14 election.
Also in his message, Rouhani noted that expansion of relations with the regional and neighboring countries would be a foreign policy priority of his administration.
Tehran has been after the expansion of cooperation and interactions with its neighbors, specially the Central Asia, in the recent decades.
Last year, President Nazarbayev in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Astana underscored his country’s enthusiasm for the further expansion of trade and economic relations with Iran.
He expressed his country’s readiness to expand economic and trade ties with Iran given the potentials of both sides.
The Kazakh president noted that Kazakhstan has taken practical measures to improve ties with Iran in all fields.
Salehi, for his part, described relations between Tehran and Astana as "good and growing" and called for strengthening cooperation in all fields.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the latest regional developments, particularly the Syrian issue, and said, "It is an improper approach to impose a government on a country when this is a task for the people of that country."