Ankara, London to sign military accord

Ankara, London to sign military accord

Ankara, London to sign military accord

Turkish President Abdullah Gül (C) departs for UK with his wife yesterday in this photo. AA photo

Turkey and the U.K. are set to sign a military pact, Turkey’s President Abdullah Gül told reporters as he departed for an official visit to Britain.

“The agreement on training in military, technical and scientific cooperation, along with a memorandum for cooperation in the defence industry will contribute to strengthening our cooperation with the U.K.,” Gül told reporters yesterday.

In his discussions primarily issues regarding the EU and Cypruss would be discussed, the president said.

“Our relations with the U.K., our ally and strategic partner, are enjoying a golden age. Therefore, I will pay a historic visit to the U.K., a country whose visible support for our negotiation process with the EU and our overlapping vision on international issues give weight to our relations,” Gül said.

The second meeting of the Turkish-British CEO Forum will take place on Nov. 23 in London and Gül will be the guest of honor. Participants will discuss opportunities for investments and cooperation.