He stressed that the Russian military department considers Kazakhstan as an important strategic ally and partner of Russia. “Based on this, we are building cooperation in the military sphere, which is the most important factor in maintaining stability in the Central Asian region,” – added Shoigu. Rate the material Истoчник aif.ru In addition, more One priority of cooperation is the Russian test sites operating in Kazakhstan, where samples of weapons and military equipment are tested. These events will be held in 2022. Earlier, Shoigu announced the need to strengthen the defense capability of the Union State of the Russian Federation and Belarus. In June, the minister also held telephone conversations with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar. The heads of departments focused on the exchange of views and assessments of the situation in Ukraine and Syria. The minister said that the key areas of cooperation are the improvement of the unified air defense system of Russia and Kazakhstan, military-technical cooperation, personnel training, training and operational activities. Russia highly appreciates the level of interaction with Kazakhstan, including within the framework of the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO. The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry added that Shoigu invited Zhaksylykov to a security conference and the Army forum. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Ruslan Zhaksylykov.