Sept. 29, 2010
Kazakhstani defense minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov visited Korea on Sept. 28 to enhance cooperation in military sector with the Defense Ministry in Seoul.
Dzhaksybekov and Kim Tae-young, Korean defense minister, discussed about regional security matters and defense exchanges and cooperation on Sept. 29. After having talks, two signed a memorandum of understanding in that cooperation.
It was the first talks between defense chiefs from both countries. In 2004, Kazakhstani vice defense minister Bulat Sembinov visited Korea and in return, former Korean vice defense minister Kim Young-ryong visited Kazakhstan in 2007 to improve military ties.
Military representatives of Kazakhstan have toured major military units and defense firms. They left Korea on Sept. 30.
In the meantime, Korean military had granted three used high-speed boats to Kazakhstan free of charge in 2006.
Since that same year, Korean military has been training Kazakhstani officers.
Currently, there are two Kazakhstani cadets and one officer training at the Korea Naval Academy and the Korea Naval War College, respectively.