Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar and Gambian Defence Minister Seikh Omar Faye met. After the meeting, the Military Cooperation and Training Agreement was signed.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Defence, Gambia Committee under the presidency of Defence Minister Seikh Omar Faye made a visit to Turkey. As a result of the visit, Defence Minister of Gambia Seikh Omar Faye and the Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar met. Minister Akar welcomed Seikh Omar Faye with a military ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.
First of all, Minister Akar and Minister Faye held a meeting together. Minister Akar and Minister Faye chaired the inter-delegations meeting after their meeting.
The chiefs of the general staff of both countries also participated in the inter-delegations meeting; Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler and Gambia Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Yankuba Drammeh.
During the meetings, where views were exchanged on bilateral and regional security and defence issues and cooperation opportunities in the defence industry within the framework of Africa, Minister of National Defence Akar stated that Gambia is the friendly and brother country. In addition, by Minister Akar, the importance of training and development of military cooperation between Turkey and Gambia was emphasized.
After the meetings, the Military Cooperation and Training Agreement, which was renewed between the two countries, was signed by the Minister of National Defence Akar and the Minister of Defence of Gambia, Faye.
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