Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

Kazakhstan Offers More Support for War on Terror

Kazakhstan Offers More Support for War on Terror

By Linda D. Kozaryn, American Forces Press Service.

Astana, Kazakhstan -- (AFPS) April 28, 2002 - Kazakhstan is ready to do more in the global war against terrorism, top government officials here told Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today.

Rumsfeld arrived in the Kazakhstan capital this afternoon, and his Kazakh counterpart welcomed him. The visit was the fourth leg of a five-day swing through Afghanistan and neighboring Central Asian nations. After a final stop in Moscow, the secretary is slated to return to Washington April 29.

The secretary and members of his delegation met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Defense Minister Mukhatar Altynbayev and other government officials for more than an hour. At a press conference following the session, Altynbayev said his nation declared its support for the struggle against terrorism after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States. "Everyone knows you can't stand alone in that struggle," he said through an interpreter. "You must fight jointly."

The defense minister then announced several steps Kazakhstan is taking to increase its participation in the anti-terror effort. He said his country would send three military officers to Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla., to serve as liaisons for planning and coordinating support. Kazakhstan also would provide wheat, foodstuffs, oil products and other humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan.

Altynbayev said Kazakhstan would now allow U.S. and coalition aircraft to use Kazakhi air space and railways to transport humanitarian cargo. U.S. and Kazakh officials are now working on a memorandum that would allow U.S. and coalition aircraft to use three Kazakhstan airports in bad weather and during emergencies.

His nation has already granted overflight rights for aircraft participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, Altynbayev noted, and more than 600 aircraft have flown over Kazakhstan since the U.S.-led coalition began operations in October.

The defense minister said there was no discussion of basing U.S. or other coalition forces in Kazakhstan.

Rumsfeld said this was his first-ever meeting with Kazakhstan's president and that it covered "a good, broad-ranging discussion of political, economic and security issues." Kazakhstan is a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace, he noted. "We discussed improving and strengthening our military-to-military relationship."

The United States and Kazakhstan are already partners in the war on terror, the secretary said. The two delegations discussed the situation in Afghanistan and their common interest in seeing an independent, economically healthy and secure Afghanistan.

"President Bush has said we are to do everything we possibly can to ensure Afghanistan does not go back to becoming haven for terrorists or sanctuary for terrorists, where they send terrorists out across the globe to kill innocent people," Rumsfeld concluded.

Related Site of Interest:


Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin

Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).