3,000 Ukrainian police officers to train in Turkey

3,000 Ukrainian police officers to train in Turkey

3,000 Ukrainian police officers to train in Turkey

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The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey have signed an agreement for the training of 3,000 Ukrainian policemen in Turkey, which also currently trains Afghan police cadets as part of its annual program. 

During his visit to Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during which they agreed to train the policemen, the official Ukrainian Presidency website announced on May 23.

“In the framework of the ‘teach and equip’ training, Ukrainian police officers will be provided with all the necessary equipment for the program,” a statement on the agreement read.

The issue came as part of a series of agreements reached between the two countries, whose relations have warmed up amid the deterioration in Turkey’s relations with Russia. 

“Firstly, the final harmonization of the agreement on mutual investment protection and agreement on avoidance of double taxation, which opens mutual investment opportunities for Turkish investors in Ukraine and for Ukrainian investors in Turkey,” Poroshenko was quoted as saying in the statement, adding that an agreement has been reached to increase to 90 days the term of national visas for the uninterrupted stay of Ukrainians in Turkey.

The leaders reportedly also discussed new projects in the fields of mechanical engineering, aircraft construction, and in the defense industry.