Kazakhstan to receive patrol boats from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan will build patrol boats for the Border Service of Kazakhstan, Trend News Agency reports.

Azerbaijan Prime Minister Artur Rasizade met in Baku in February 2016 with Col. Darkhan Aytkalievich Dilmanov, head of Kazakhstan’s Frontier Guard.

They focused on strengthening cooperation, particularly with border protection, and on ways to combat illegal migration and smuggling across the Caspian Sea. Central Asian countries are among the routes used by opium producers from Afghanistan.

Stopping the flow of drugs and illegal migration is important to the region’s security.

Azerbaijan says it plans to repair helicopters and ships in addition to building the patrol boats.