On March 20-22, a working visit of the Vice-Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Nurguzhin to Malaysia took place.
As part of the trip, on March 20, M. Nurguzhin held a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Armed Forces Fund of Malaysia (LTAT) L.V. Kamaruddin. This fund is a government agency responsible for the implementation of measures to provide social and legal assistance to veterans of the Armed Forces and members of their families (construction of social housing, medical, health and other cultural facilities, financial services, trade operations). During the meeting, M. Nurguzhin noted that the LTAT experience is provided interesting in terms of improving the mechanisms for providing social assistance to servicemen of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On the same day, the Vice Minister met with the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia R. Dabul, with the Senior Vice President of the National Agency "Cyber Security Malaysia" M. Shamir and the Director of the Department of the National Space Agency "ANGKASA" M. Ismail ...
R. Dabulo drew attention to the possibility of expanding cooperation in the aerospace field and combating cybercrime. Following the meeting, the parties agreed to expand contacts between national companies of the two countries, as well as consider the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Space Agency of Malaysia "ANGKASA".
March 21-22 this year For the first time, the Kazakh delegation took part in the 14th International Exhibition of Aerospace and Naval Equipment (LIMA-2017) on the island of Langkawi.
For reference: LIMA is one of the largest exhibitions of military equipment in the Asia-Pacific region, which has been held every two years since 1991 under the patronage of the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia. Exhibition topics: civil and military aviation, participation in humanitarian aid, elimination of the consequences of natural disasters, programs for the repair and modernization of aviation equipment, precision weapons control systems, aviation and naval weapons, equipment and equipment for underwater work, unmanned aerial vehicles, technical intelligence , access control devices, simulators and training programs. This year 550 companies from 38 countries took part in the exhibition.
On March 21, within the framework of participation in the LIMA-2017 exhibition, a meeting with the Minister of Defense of Malaysia H. Hussein was held, during which the parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the military-technical sphere.
Following the talks, the Minister of Defense of Malaysia confirmed his interest in cooperation in the aerospace sector, as well as in the products manufactured by Kazakhstan Engineering. In addition, H. Hussein noted that Malaysia could act as a regional hub for promoting Kazakhstani products to the capacious and dynamic arms market of the ASEAN member countries.
Following the meeting, the parties signed a Letter of Intent, within the framework of which it is planned to create working groups to develop specific proposals for expanding cooperation in the military-technical field.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, the Kazakh delegation also met with the State Minister of Defense of the Republic of Sudan Ali Mohammed Salim, Deputy Minister of National Defense of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, as well as the leaders of the delegation of Indonesia and Belarus.
Following the meeting with the Belarusian side, a Memorandum of Cooperation and Mutual Understanding was signed between JSC "NC" Kazakhstan Engineering "and GVTUP" Belspetsvneshtechnika "in the field of production of optoelectronic products for armored vehicles with the possibility of transferring relevant technologies, as well as the provision of training services for specialists.