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Uzbekistan Starts Shopping For Kazakh Weaponry

The defense ministers of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan meet in March in Astana. (photo: MoD Kazakhstan)

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have steadily begun to build military ties, suggesting that Tashkent's thaw in relations with its Central Asian neighbors may even extend to such a sensitive area as military cooperation with its regional rival.

A high-ranking delegation, led by Uzbekistan's Deputy Defense Minister Atabek Ibadullayev, visited Kazakhstan on June 15 to look at a number of weapons manufacturers in the northern city of Uralsk. That follows the visit a week before of Defense Minister Kabul Berdiyev, while he was in Astana for a meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization defense ministers, to a plant of Kazakhstan's state defense firm Kazakhstan Engineering. 

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