Zelensky with defense Minister of Turkey discussed military cooperation

Ukraine and Turkey want to reach a new level of cooperation in the military-industrial complex

President Vladimir Zelensky met with the Minister of defence of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, with whom he discussed the construction of housing for the Crimean, the agreement on free trade Zone between the two countries, military cooperation.

It is reported by the Office of the President.

The Ukrainian leader thanked the Turkish side for the support of Ukrainian sovereignty and for the attention of Ankara, the problems of the Crimean Tatar people. ACAR has confirmed his country’s readiness to implement the agreements on the construction of the Kherson area 500 apartments for Crimean Tatars, who were forced to relocate from the occupied Crimea. The President also appreciated the humanitarian aid from Turkey.

“Grateful to Turkey and President Erdogan, for his constant support Ukraine, our independence and sovereignty. I would like to thank for assistance to Ukraine during a pandemic, and the decision of Turkey to provide assistance in overcoming the consequences of floods,” said Zelensky.

They discussed the implementation of the roadmap of the Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in 2020, which was signed on June 22 of this year during visit to our country of the Turkish delegation. Ukraine and Turkey in the near future expect to hold the next meeting of the intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation as well as consultations on the conclusion of the Agreement on free trade between Ukraine and Turkey.

RACA commends the Turkish-Ukrainian cooperation in the military sphere. It was noted the willingness of parties to cooperate closely in the context of granting Ukraine the partnership advanced features.

Zelensky thanked Turkey for the financial assistance for the purchase of goods for the Armed forces of Ukraine, as well as help to improve health in Turkish children and members of families of Ukrainian military killed in Donbas. The parties agreed to explore the possibility of concluding intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in the defense sphere. During the conversation the parties also discussed a number of practical issues of cooperation in the military-industrial sector.

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