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ASTANA, April 18. /TASS/. Kazakhstan has ratified an agreement on cooperation between the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the area of transportation of military and other units, their properties and defense-related products. A relevant law was signed on Monday by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, his press service said.
The agreement was signed in Dushanbe in September 2015. It regulates the procedure of cooperation in planning and conducting transportation of army units and their properties on the basis of international law.
Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Defense Minister Talgat Mukhtarov said that such shipments could be conducted "during joint army drills, participation in peacekeeping operations, clear-up operations after emergencies, transportation to places of permanent or temporary deployment, deliveries of defense-related products in the interests of the armed forces of the CSTO member states."
Kazakhstan’s upper parliament house, which approved this document earlier, said the ratification of the agreement "will promote the development of military technical cooperation among the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and futher strengthening of regional and collective security.".