He met with President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went as part of his Africa visit. Later, the Military Framework Agreement and the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement were signed in the presence of the two leaders.
President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir made a statement regarding the issue: “We accompanied our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. We signed a Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement between the two countries. Congratulations." made statements.
President Erdoğan made this statement on his social media account after the visit: “Today we paid a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus, my dear friend, we met with President Tshisekedi for the third time in the last 6 months. During our meetings, we reviewed the relations and cooperation opportunities between our countries in detail. We resolutely maintain our solidarity in the fight against security and terrorism.
Bugün Congo Democratic Republic of the Czech Republic Böylelikle değerli dostum, Cumhurbaşkanı Tshisekedi ile son 6 ayda üçüncü kez bir araya geldik.
During our meetings, we reviewed the relations and cooperation opportunities between our countries in detail. pic.twitter.com/E1x0YnCU27
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The SSI agreement includes the direct supply, development, production, sale of all kinds of defense industry products and services needed by the security organizations of the parties, maintenance / maintenance / modernization of the systems and platforms in the inventory, technology transfer, training, information and document exchange.
The "Defence Industry Cooperation Meetings" to be held once a year and the official and technical delegation visits that ensure the maturation and follow-up of the cooperation issues determined at these meetings will also be carried out within the scope of this agreement.
The military framework agreement establishes cooperation between the two countries in military education, technical and scientific matters.
Turkey had previously signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement with El Salvador. A Defense Industry Cooperation (SSI) Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador and the Presidency of Defense Industries. The agreement covers the principles of mutual cooperation activities to be carried out in the field of defense industry between the two countries by institutionalizing the cooperation between Turkey and El Salvador.