Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar made a number of planned visits to the countries of Central Asia. The main purpose of the trip – strengthening and expanding cooperation in the military sphere.
Head of the Turkish military department, visiting Pakistan, went to Kazakhstan, where he met with the Minister of Defense of the republic Nurlan Yermekbayev. reportedly, during the meeting, the parties agreed to further expand military-technical cooperation. Nur Sultan named Ankara a strategic partner.
We discussed issues, concerning the further expansion of cooperation in the field of defense between our countries. Since there is a very close dialogue and cooperation between the heads of our states at the presidential level, our job was easy enough
– Akar said after the meeting, adding, that meetings with the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development are also planned, where issues of cooperation in the field of defense cooperation will be discussed.
According to the Kazakh Minister of Defense, Turkey is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan. A number of agreements in the military sphere have been signed between the countries, including on the mutual protection of classified information.
Turkish Defense Minister arrives in Uzbekistan after talks in Kazakhstan, where he met with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Minister of Defense Bakhodir Kurbanov.
The main topic of the talks was also the state and prospects of military and military-technical cooperation between the two countries.. The parties agreed to implement programs in the field of training military personnel, establishing contacts between specialized universities, sharing experience in training military units.
Relations between Turkey and Uzbekistan are based on a centuries-old common history, Ankara attaches particular importance to this. Ankara seeks to deepen relations with Tashkent in all areas. This includes trade and economic, social and political aspects and, of course, defense interaction. We have made serious progress
– said the head of the Turkish Ministry of Defense.
The result of the meeting of the defense ministers of Turkey and Uzbekistan was the signing of an agreement on the development of military and military-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey..