Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan B. Atamkulov visited Afghanistan

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Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the RK Beibut Atamkulov on behalf of the Head of State paid a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

During the trip were held meetings with the President of Afghanistan, the heads of the executive branch and the national security secretariat, the ministers of the interior and defense.

At the meeting with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Gani the possibility of cooperation in the field of space activities was discussed, in particular Kazakhstan’s side offered the services of the space remote sensing system of the Earth of the RK (RSSE RK).

In its turn, the Afghan leader expressed interest in using of mentioned Kazakhstan’s remote sensing satellites, both to ensure the security of the country and to struggle with terrorism, and to solve social-economic problems (clarification of census data, identification of poliomyelitis cases, control of water resources, geological prospecting of mineral deposits, engineering and survey works for the design of infrastructure facilities).

At the end of the meeting B. Atamkulov thanked for the reception and expressed the confidence in the productive continuation of the negotiation process, as well as invited the leadership of Afghanistan to take part in the V International Exhibition of Arms and Military-Technical Property «KADEX-2018», which will be held in Astana in May 2018.