Saudi Arabia and Turkey announce military co-operation

Saudi Arabia and Turkey have signed new industrial and defence agreements seeking to "enhance" both countries "in all fields"

by The Commentator on 21 May 2013 23:47


Saudi Arabia and Turkey signed key industrial and defence pacts on Tuesday following a visit to Ankara by the Saudi Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defence.

The deals were signed with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara and the ceremony was attended by President Abdullah Gul of Turkey and Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, among others.

Gul earlier welcomed Prince Salman and stressed that the two countries have very strong relations. Both leaders discussed outstanding bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments. 

Gul later held a luncheon in honor of the crown prince which was attended by members of the Saudi delegation and senior Turkish ministers.

A statement by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Salman exchanged cordial talks and views with Datuvoglu "on the latest developments in the Middle East, including the position of each country on them and discussed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in all fields."

Salman and Turkey's defense minister Ismet Yilmaz "reviewed military cooperation relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them and discussed the latest developments at the regional and international arenas."

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