Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.243 - 19 September 2013
Bilateral meeting of the Romanian Defence Minister in Turkey
During the official talks he had with his Turkish counterpart, Ismet Ylmaz, defence minister Mircea Duša expressed the wish to establish a partnership in order to intensify cooperation in the defence industry field.
The development of military cooperation in the field of ballistic missile defence together with Poland- as previously discussed in the NATO Chicago Summit- was another topic of the meeting agenda.
On this occasion, Minister Mircea Duša stated that Romania wishes to increase the political-military dialogue between the two institutions and the collaboration relationship between the two ministries by means of establishing direct partnerships between the armed forces Services.
Romania and Turkey have a long-standing tradition in the bilateral cooperation field which was turned into a Strategic Partnership since 2011. The Partnership was the starting point for the development of the programs between the two armed forces.