Accredited by the United Nations and holding a certificate for conducting such training, Kazakhstan achieved a significant milestone last year.
Within the premises of the Konayev Garrison's Demining Center, Kazakh military personnel have conducted an international course titled "UN Demining Division Principles." This initiative falls within the framework of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan's efforts to develop and expand its peacekeeping activities, as reported by Sarbaz.kz.
Eleven military personnel participated in the training course, including one from Saudi Arabia, two from the People's Republic of China, and eight from the Kazakh Armed Forces. Kazakhstan obtained accreditation and certification for conducting such training from the United Nations last year.
"The Demining Center of the Kazakh Armed Forces is conducting a course on explosive ordnance disposal for UN missions. This course is being held for the first time after receiving accreditation from UN experts. Military personnel from China and Saudi Arabia came to Kazakhstan upon the invitation of the Kazakh side. This course serves as a foundation, and in the future, the Demining Center plans to enhance this course in all aspects concerning demining on a global scale," stated Lieutenant Colonel Bakhyt Abdullaev, the course's chief and the EOD UN unit commander (Military Unit 19033).