Kazakhstan has made strides in fighting organized crime and terrorism. The country annually hosts Steppe Eagle joint counter-terrorism and peacekeeping exercises between Kazakh, US and NATO forces. Thanks to these exercises and the military training assistance Kazakhstan receives, it has developed forces that are capable of working with NATO as well as protect pipelines and other sensitive energy infrastructures of the country from potential attacks. Moreover, the US helped Kazakhstan strengthen its naval capabilities. These efforts confirm Kazakhstani government’s commitment to establish strong defense and security ties with the Western Allies.
#SteppeEagle19 is a @usarmycentral led exercise hosted by #Kazakhstan that— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) June 20, 2019
improves mutual understanding and interoperability among all participating
nations including the United Kingdom, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan@USembassyKAZ #Unified4Readiness https://t.co/O5W0lF3deG