Military Capabilities

Ukraine and Turkey agree to expand defence co-operation

05 February 2020

Ukraine and Turkey have entered into an agreement that will result in the two countries expanding their joint defence co-operation.

Signed in Kiev on 3 February by Ukrainian defence minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk and Turkish finance and treasury minister Berat Albayrak, the so-called general agreement will promote reciprocal co-operation on defence.

This includes a “positive effect” on Kyiv’s capabilities including its industrial base and armed forces, the Ukrainian government said in a press release.

Zagorodnyuk stressed that military and industrial relations between Ukraine and Turkey are based on friendly relations, constructive dialogue, and mutual respect, and the partnership in this domain contributes to the state-level strategic relationship between the two.

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