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Army chief calls on Turkish defence industries minister in Turkey

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Army chief calls on Turkish defence industries minister in Turkey
Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Thursday met Turkish Minister for Defence Industries Ismail Demer during the former’s visit to Turkey on the occasion of the International Defence Fair- 2021. —ISPR photo

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Thursday met Turkish Defence Industries Minister Ismail Demer and Deputy Minister for National Defence Muhsin Dere during the former’s visit to Turkey on the occasion of the International Defence Fair 2021.

During the meeting, the chief of army staff said that there is a long- standing strategic relationship and cultural bond between the armies of Turkey and Bangladesh.

General Shafiuddin Ahmed expressed hope that the relationship would be further strengthened after his visit. Turkish Defence Industries Minister assured that he would look into the ongoing issues with Bangladesh, and provide necessary assistance so that future defence cooperation between the two countries would be more friendly and beneficial.

Turkey’s Deputy Minister Muhsin Dere expressed his country’s commitment to further cooperation, and assistance to Bangladesh in the field of military equipment as well as training of military personnel and technology exchange.

On the second day of the International Defence Fair-2021 on Friday, the army chief visited various stalls of the exhibition.