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17:22, 15 May 2019

Kazakhstan, Lebanon to boost military cooperation

AKIPRESS.COM - Lebanon and Kazakhstan agreed on Tuesday to boost military cooperation, the Kazakh defense ministry reported.

The two countries agreed to increase cooperation by intensifying mutual visits of military experts while enhancing expertise exchange in the military field, National News Agency said.

The agreement came during a meeting of Lebanon's Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab and his Kazakhstan's counterpart Nurlan Baiuzakuly Yermekbayev along with a delegation from the army of Kazakhstan.

Bou Saab praised Kazakhstan's participation in preserving peace in south Lebanon by being part of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Kazakhstan became a member of the UNIFIL in October 2018 with the arrival of 120 Kazakhstan's peacekeepers to serve with the UN mission in furthering peace in south Lebanon.

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