He stated this at a meeting in Istanbul with the leaders of the defense and security sector of the Turkish Republic, the press center of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reports.
"Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in Istanbul held meetings with Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey Fikri Işık, Secretary-General of the National Security Council of the Republic of Turkey Seyfullah Hacımüftüoğlu and Director of the Secretariat for Defense Industries of the Republic of Turkey Іsmail Demir," the report says.
The parties acknowledged strategic and friendly nature of bilateral relations and underlined the significant progress in the field of military and technical cooperation. According to Turchynov, deepening cooperation in the military and political and military and technical spheres is one of the key directions of Ukrainian-Turkish relations.
According to the press service, the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine highly praised the work of the Joint working group for the coordination of strategic projects established last year, noticing that thanks to this, the list of Ukrainian-Turkish projects has expanded significantly.
"Specific results that enhance defense and security of our countries are crucial for us," Turchynov said.
The NSDC Secretary also expressed hope that before the visit of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Kyiv "we will manage to launch several joint projects".
As reported, Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Turchynov during the visit to the Republic of Turkey participated in the opening ceremony of the IDEF 2017 international defense industry exhibition.
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