Turkey and Afghanistan inked Military-Financial Cooperation Agreement and the Implementation Protocol of Financial Assistance for the next five years.
Military-Financial Cooperation Agreement and the Implementation Protocol of Financial Assistance were signed between the representatives of Afghanistan and Turkey in Ankara, on Wednesday, on 09 December 2020. According to the agreement in question in Turkey, in the process of selecting the next five years, the Afghan Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for 100 million Turkish lira (about 13 million) is planned with the help of military equipment soldier.
As part of these agreements, Turkey offers to assist with 100 million Turkish Lira (around 13 million USD) in military equipment for the ANDSF over the next five years. Additionally, Turkey will provide the amount of 15 million Turkish Lira (around 2 million USD) for education and training of the Afghan National Army, the Ministry of Interior and the National Directorate of Security.
According to the briefing Turkey previously extended an amount of about one million dollars for these programs on an annual basis. The new agreements increase this amount to about three millions each year for the next five years addressing the needs of the ANDSF.
Afghan Embassy in Ankara extended gratitude to Turkey for the assistance.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses sincere gratitude to the brotherly Republic of Turkey for this generous assistance provided to #theAfghanNationalDefense & SecurityForces. This commitment reiterates Turkey’s steadfast & long-term support to Afghanistan & the #ANDSF. pic.twitter.com/jUE8iXgk9f
— Afghan Embassy Ankara (@AfghanEmbAnkara) December 12, 2020