Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ukraine taking part in IDEF-2007 International Defense Industry Fair

A Ukrainian delegation, led by Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, was taking part in the VII International Military Industry Fair IDEF-2007 in Turkey.

As the Defense Ministry's press service reported, Minister Hrytsenko met with his Azeri counterpart Safar Abiyev there to discuss regional security, particularly, in the energy sector, oil supplies to Europe via Ukraine.

The ministers touched on creating a joint peacekeeping unit in the military-technical cooperation within the framework of GUAM, armaments and materiel supply from Ukraine to Azerbaijan according to the earlier signed contracts.

Messrs Hrytsenko and Abiyev stated deepening cooperation between the two countries' defense ministries and its development.

Later on Tuesday Anatoliy Hrytsenko also met with the director of the defense industry department of the Turkish National Defense Ministry. The Ukrainian official was familiarized with the Turkish military industrial potential, the parties agreed on cooperation between the countries in this sphere.