http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/fd219220-10d4-4fd9-ac56-95512167a3f4_mw800_mh600.jpg
November 8, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The chairman of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee (KNB), Amangeldy Shabdarbaev, today held talks with Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman al-Rifai.
The meeting took place in Astana on the sidelines of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's visit to Kazakhstan, which ended today.
A statement posted on the KNB's website says the two security chiefs agreed to boost cooperation "against international terrorism, religious extremism, and other threats and challenges."
Shabdarbaev and Suleiman al-Rifai also discussed exchanging information between their respective services.
Kazakhstan on October 12 released a list of 12 organizations it says are banned on suspicion of advocating terrorism.
Among them is the Egyptian-headquartered Muslim Brotherhood.