Uzbek President receives Turkey’s Defense Minister


Tashkent — On 27 October, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey.

Warmly greeting the guest, the Uzbek President noted with satisfaction the dynamic comprehensive development of Uzbekistan – Turkey strategic partnership built on centuries-old bonds of friendship and brotherhood, which has been raised to a qualitatively new level over the past three years by joint efforts.

Hulusi Akar sincerely thanked the President of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and conveyed the best wishes of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The meeting served to consider the current state and prospects of military and military-technical cooperation between the two countries, as well as the results of joint activities carried out in recent years in the sphere.

Important areas of practical interaction established between the defense ministries of Uzbekistan and Turkey are the implementation of programs in training military personnel, developing contacts among specialized higher education institutions, exchanging experience in training military units.

Current issues in the joint counteraction to contemporary challenges and threats to security in the region were discussed.

The Minister of National Defense of Turkey confirmed readiness for further full-scale cooperation with Uzbekistan in the military and military-technical spheres.