Ukraine, Iraq sign memorandum of understanding on military cooperation

07.09.20
Ukraine, Iraq sign memorandum of understanding on military cooperation

The defense ministers of Ukraine and the Republic of Iraq, Andriy Taran and Juma Saadoun Al-Jubouri, signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of military cooperation.

The document signing ceremony took place as part of the official visit of a delegation of the Iraqi Defense Ministry to Ukraine on September 3, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Following the meeting, the defense ministers of the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Iraq in the field of military cooperation. The signing of the memorandum will provide an opportunity to continue mutually beneficial cooperation between the defense ministries of both countries, strengthen partnerships and ensure the implementation of projects in areas of mutual interest,” the report says.

During the talks, the parties stressed the significant potential of the partnership for the exchange of combat experience, as well as cooperation in the field of military education. The parties also exchanged information on the security situation in Ukraine and the Republic of Iraq, and assured of support for the sustainable development of friendly relations between the states.

The Defense Ministry noted that this is the first visit of the Iraqi defense minister to Ukraine, which emphasizes the desire to develop comprehensive defense cooperation and aims to identify priority areas of bilateral cooperation in military and military-technical spheres.