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The Senate to consider Memorandum ratification with Turkey on the Special Forces exercises

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by February 14, 2017 General

The extended meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Security discussed the draft Law On ratification of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the support by the host party during the exercises of the Special Purpose Units.

The Memorandum was signed on January 20 last year. The aim of the document is defining the liabilities and responsibilities of the parties. In addition, the basic rules for support from the host party during the exercises were also defined, � the Deputy Minister of Defence Talgat Mukhtarov said presenting the bill.

Under the bill, the costs associated with the transportation of units involved in the exercises, into/from the host country, are held by the sending party. On the issues of storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials and ammunition within the framework of the exercises the laws of the host country are applied.

As noted by T. Mukhtarov, the exercises will enhance combat readiness of the special forces of Kazakhstan and Turkey.

Following the discussion, the Committee decided to introduce the bill in the House.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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