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    MOSCOW, JANUARY 16. /RIA NOVOSTI / -- The defence ministers of Russia and Kazakhstan - Sergei Ivanov and Mukhtar Altynbaev - has inked on Friday an agreement on joint planning of the use of troops in the interest of the two countries' security ensurance.

    "It is a practical agreement, not just a declaration or empty words. This document will make it possible jointly, on the bilateral basis and within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation /its members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Russia and Tajikistan/ to plan the use of all the obtaining forces for joint defence, security ensurance", stressed the Russian defence minister.

    To him, the signed agreements will make possible "joint work towards the development of the air defence systems, air forces and navies of the two sides".

    Sergei Ivanov said that, in course of the talks, the sides exchanged opinions on plans for the further military development and cooperation in the field of military education.

    "Today 786 Kazakhstani servicemen study at Russia's military institutes. It is an impressive figure", he said.

    Sergei Ivanov noted that the Russian Defence Ministry "is going to continue preparing Kazakhstan's servicemen on easy terms at the request of the Defence Ministry of Kazakhstan, seeking to train them according to programmes approximated to Russian".

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