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Uzbekistan, Turkey discuss military cooperation

28 Oct 2020, 02:30 GMT+10

TASHKENT, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the Defense Minister of Turkey Hulusi Akar to discuss the development of military-technical cooperation between the two countries, the president's press service said Tuesday.

Mirziyoyev noted the dynamic development of the Uzbek-Turkish strategic partnership based on centuries-old bonds of friendship and brotherhood, which has been brought to a new level by joint efforts over the past three years.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the state and prospects of military and military-technical cooperation, as well as the implementation of programs in training military personnel, and establishing contacts between specialized universities, according to the press service.

The same day, according to Turkish agency Anadolu, Akar also met with Uzbek defense minister Bakhodir Kurbanov. They signed an agreement on military-financial cooperation, Anadolu said.

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