Minister of Defence of Republic of Kazakhstan Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev is on an official visit to India from April 7-10, 2021. The Kazakh Defence Minister is scheduled to arrive in Jodhpur today and is expected to travel to Jaisalmer, New Delhi and Agra for meetings and visit defence establishments.
Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev will hold a bilateral meeting with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on April 09, 2021. This will be the first meeting after Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev was re-appointed as Defence Minister of Kazakhstan.
The two Ministers had last met in Moscow on September 05, 2020, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting. The Kazakh Defence Minister is in India on the invitation of Raksha Mantri.
General Nurlan Yermekbayev, Defence Minister of Kazakhstan along with his delegation visited Jodhpur and Jaisalmer as a part of the travel plan to India with a focus on boosting bilateral defence cooperation. Both countries share common interests of actively combating the threat of global terrorism and maintaining peace.
The Hon’ble Defence Minister of Kazakhstan reached Jodhpur on 07 April 2021. Lieutenant General JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command interacted with the Defence Minister and the delegation. The Army Commander during his interaction with the delegation said that “India and Kazakhstan hold a special partnership which is based on trust, confidence and mutual understanding. Both the countries share a common vision on issues affecting peace and stability in the world”.
The visit of Defence Minister General Nurlan Yermekbayev will foster greater military to military contact and cooperation between Kazakhstan and India.