Defense: Turkey, S.Arabia ratify industry cooperation deal

19 September, 11:26

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, SEPTEMBER 19 - Despite their differences over the July events in Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have ratified a defense industry cooperation agreement, DefenseNews website reports. According to the agreement, which took effect September 11, Turkey and Saudi Arabia "aim to increase cooperation in the defense industry by improving the industry capabilities of both countries through more effective collaboration on the development, production and procurement of goods and services in the defense industry and the related technical and logistical support fields." The agreement had been signed in May and was pending parliamentary approval. The agreement will remain in force for five years and it should be extended automatically for successive one-year periods. Last year, the Turkish parliament also approved a deal with Saudi Arabia regarding cooperation in the training of military personnel. (ANSAmed).

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