President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the “Interaction-2009” closing stage of the joint strategic command headquarter exercises with collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO.
Presidents Dmitry Medvedev, Serzh Sargsyan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Emomali Rakhmon also watched the military exercises with the head of state.
The exercises took place on the Matybulak polygon with participation of about 7,000 servicemen from Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
“We carefully watch the course of exercises. Much work had been done by the CSTO armed forces. The Defense Ministers, commanders, heads of the exercises had been perfectly carried out their work. We decided to encourage all those who took part in these exercises,” the head of state stressed.