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Turkey keen to enhance defence cooperation with Bangladesh

  • Published at 12:16 am December 24th, 2020
Momen, Cavusoglu
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu brief reporters at state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka after their bilateral talks on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 PID

Turkey ready for joint production and technology transfer to other countries including Bangladesh, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey expressed its keenness to enhance “defence cooperation” with Bangladesh and go for “joint production and technology transfer” with different countries including Bangladesh as Turkey’s defence capacity is growing.

“Turkey is ready for joint production and technology transfer to other countries including Bangladesh,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters at a joint briefing at state guesthouse Padma on Wednesday.

He said they do not produce everything but they are now producing more than 75% of their needs because in the past they had difficulties to procure defence items. “Therefore, we started producing for our own needs.”

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The Turkish foreign minister said they were also having joint ventures and technology transfer with neighbouring countries.

Its neighbour to the northwest is Bulgaria; Greece to the west; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Syria to the south; and Iraq to the southeast.

Turkish arms exports during the 2014-18 period had increased by 170% compared to the period from 2009 to 2013.

By 2018, Turkey was the 14th largest arms exporter in the world with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkmenistan being the main destinations.

The issue of defence cooperation between Bangladesh and Turkey was discussed during the meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen.

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Though it was not in the agenda, the Turkish side shared the idea of defence cooperation while Bangladesh was more interested in trade and investment issues in the meeting, officials said.

Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, who arrived here on Tuesday night, left for home on Wednesday evening.

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