Ukraine, Turkey reach level of strategic alliance in defense industry – Urusky

Ukraine, Turkey reach level of strategic alliance in defense industry – Urusky

Ukraine and Turkey have reached the level of partnership, which allows discussing the creation of a strategic alliance between the two countries in the defense industry.

Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky said this in an exclusive comment to Ukrinform following a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on August 27.

“We have reached such a level of strategic partnership that now we can talk about a strategic alliance of our defense and industrial sectors and industries, which is directed not against third countries, but for the benefit and prospects of our peoples. We have all the prerequisites for this, we complement each other,” Urusky said.

According to him, this issue, among other important ones, was raised at the meeting of the Ukrainian delegation with the President of Turkey.

As Ukrinform reported, at a meeting with Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey Mustafa Varank, Ukraine and Turkey agreed to move to a new stage of cooperation in the defense sector, which will be focused on specific projects, in particular in aviation and shipbuilding.

The Ukrainian delegation is on a three-day visit to Ankara and Istanbul. On August 26, Ukraine and Turkey signed a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine and the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries of Turkey.


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