Turkey, Kuwait sign mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment for 2019

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WITH the ob­jec­tive of ex­chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and know-how to en­hance mil­i­tary co­or­di­na­tion, top mil­i­tary of­fi­cials from Turkey and Kuwait signed a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment for next year, Kuwait’s of­fi­cial KUNA news agency re­ported yes­ter­day.

TURKEY and Kuwait have signed a joint de­fense plan for 2019 aimed at en­hanc­ing mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries, Kuwait’s of­fi­cial KUNA news agency re­ported yes­ter­day.

The ar­range­ment calls for the ex­change of ex­pe­ri­ence and know-how with a view to en­hanc­ing mil­i­tary co­or­di­na­tion. Ac­cord­ing to KUNA, the agree­ment was signed by top mil­i­tary of­fi­cials from both coun­tries.

The KUNA re­port added that Kuwaiti Army said in a press re­lease that the deal was signed with aim of pur­su­ing joint co­or­di­na­tion “for ac­com­plish­ing har­mony, shar­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and uni­fy­ing ef­forts.”

On Oct. 9 and 10, a Turk­ish-Kuwaiti Co­op­er­a­tion Com­mit­tee held a se­ries of meet­ings in Kuwait City.

Bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries have been strength­ened in re­cent years with deals in sev­eral realms, in­clud­ing eco­nomic, trade, de­fense and po­lit­i­cal ar­eas.

Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan paid an of­fi­cial visit to Kuwait last year, he dis­cussed the im­prove­ment of bi­lat­eral eco­nomic ties in ad­di­tion to re­gional is­sues with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah alAh­mad al-Jaber al-Sabah. The two lead­ers wit­nessed the sign­ing of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) for in­cen­tives on di­rect in­vest­ment and co­op­er­a­tion pro­to­cols on sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy.

At the time, the two lead­ers had also dis­cussed the cri­sis be­tween the Saudi Ara­bia-led axis and Qatar and steps that need to be taken to re­solve it peace­fully. Kuwait leader had said that the re­gion is go­ing through a crit­i­cal pe­riod due to the sanc­tions im­posed on Qatar by Saudi-led group of coun­tries and that Er­doğan’s visit is sig­nif­i­cant for the fu­ture of the re­gion.

Mean­while, Mar­zouq al-Ghanim, speaker of the Kuwaiti Par­lia­ment, said on Wed­nes­day that re­cent at­tacks on Turk­ish econ­omy will pro­vide no re­sults.

Al-Ghanim was in Turkey to at­tend a meet­ing hosted by Turk­ish Par­lia­ment Speaker Bi­nali Yıldırım in south­ern re­sort town of An­talya.

“There are those who are openly tar­get­ing Turkey and at­tempt­ing to im­pose con­di­tions on Turkey. We tell those who are declar­ing an eco­nomic war on Turkey and want Turkey to have an eco­nomic down­turn: You will not suc­ceed,” al­Ghanim was quoted by Anadolu Agency (AA) as say­ing.

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