The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia announced plans for their respective countries to co-operate more closely on defence procurement after a meeting in Kosice, eastern Slovakia, on 17 September.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his Slovak counterpart, Peter Pellegrini, agreed to focus on joint procurement tenders and source defence materiel from Czech and Slovak defence manufacturers where possible.
Babis and Pellegrini will meet in October at a defence trade exhibition in Brno, along with their respective defence ministers and armed forces chiefs to discuss specific procurement plans.
Pellegrini said that while both countries must source some military equipment from foreign partners, there are numerous areas in which it could be supplied by the two countries’ defence industries.
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