Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to Unite Against External Military Threat

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Unite

Proposals are in place for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to enter an agreement on deepening and expanding allied relations. Drafted by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokaye, the decree, ‘On the signing of an agreement on deepening and expanding allied relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic’, was recently published on the Open Regulatory Legal Acts portal.

The draft treaty states that when faced with a situation that “represents a threat of armed attack from third states, the parties will immediately hold appropriate consultations with each other, both bilaterally and within the framework of international organizations of which they are members, with a view to adopting measures conducive to its peaceful settlement.”

Furthermore, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will “confirm their commitment not to participate in any blocks or alliances, and also refrain from participating in any actions directed against the other party.”

The territories and resources of both countries will not be used “for the purpose of preparing or carrying out aggression or other hostile actions against the other party, as well as to the detriment of the state sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of the other party.”

Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic will prevent the use on their territories of “communication systems and other infrastructure by third states for the purpose of preparing or carrying out armed actions against the other party.”

The draft document also makes provision for strengthening economic relations between the two countries, in particular “by creating favorable conditions for mutual access of goods, services and investments, their protection in the territories of their states, and the implementation of joint investment projects.”