Turkey has no plan to cancel defense agreements with Egypt

Turkish Defense Minister Yilmaz said Turkey has not planned to cancel defense and military agreements with Egypt, but there is also no new plan for military cooperation with Egypt

Turkey has no plan to cancel defense agreements with Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz received his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim on Tuesday and said Turkey has not planned to cancel defense and military agreements with Egypt but there is also no new plan for  military cooperation with Egypt.  

In a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Amorim in Turkish capital Ankara, Yilmaz put emphasis on the importance of cooperation with Brazil and bilateral relations between two countries.

Yilmaz said the meeting would create an opportunity to discuss international and regional issues.  

Amorim indicated the importance of strategic partnership with Turkey and signaled a new partnership on defense industry.

The minister also said he felt sorrow over the latest developments in Egypt and the violence in the country.

On the other hand, Amorim indicated that they could not interfere in any country's internal affairs, referring the interim government in Egypt.

Amorim also said, "I hope Egypt will turn into democracy and peace as soon as possible".

On Monday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul received  Amorim and his accompanying delegation at Cankaya Presidential Palace and expressed pleasure over Turkish-Brazilian bilateral relations reaching the level of strategic partnership.

Gul reiterated Turkey’s wish to develop the cooperation of military forces and defense industries of both countries.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 10:05
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