Mohamed Khaled is in Turkiye on a five-day work visit

ANKARA – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin arrived in Turkiye, Turkey on Sunday (9th June) to begin his 5-day working trip.

The minister, along with his delegation from the Defence Ministry, was greeted upon their arrival at Ankara Esenboga International Airport at around 10am local time by Malaysian Charge d’affaires in Ankara Clara Soon May Lynn and Turkish Officer-in-Attendance, Rear Admiral Nilufen Cotuk.

Mohamed Khaled’s first official visit to Turkiye after being appointed Defence minister, is aimed at strengthening defence cooperation between the two countries. He will also attend the Malaysia-Turkiye High Level Committee on Defence Cooperation.

Delegations from the Malaysian Defence Ministry as well as the Turkiye National Defense Ministry will be present at the HLC.

Mohamed Khaled will meet his Turkish counterpart Yasar Güler, as well as the Defence Industries Secretariat. This institution was set up by Turkey to manage the defence industry in the country and to supply military technology.

He will also visit Turkish Defence Companies, including Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Aselsan and Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation. Desan Shipyard is another stop on his itinerary.

Additionally, a government-to-government memorandum of understanding on the procurement of defence products would be signed, along with agreements of collaboration and partnerships between Malaysian and Turkish defence industry players.

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