Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, is on an official four day visit to India from April 7-10, 2021. This will be his first meeting after being re-appointed as Defence Minister of Kazakhstan. Mr Yermekbayev is in India on the invitation of India’s Defence Minister Mr Rajnath Singh.
He reached Jodhpur on April 7, 2021 where Indian delegation consisting of Lieutenant General JS Nain and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command interacted with Mr Yermekbayev. On the first day of his visit, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev along with his delegation visited Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
The Army Commander during his interaction with the Kazakhstan’s delegation said that “India and Kazakhstan hold a special partnership which is based on trust, confidence and mutual understanding. Both the countries share a common vision on issues affecting peace and stability in the world.”
Mr Yermekbayev will hold a bilateral meeting with India’s Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on April 09, 2021. The two Ministers had last met in Moscow on September 05, 2020 on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting.The visit of Mr Yermekbayev is expected to foster greater military to military contact and cooperation between Kazakhstan and India. Both India and Kazakhastan share common goal of actively combating the threat of global terrorism and maintaing peace.