The Turkish Defence Procurement Agency and Tawazun Council met to discuss the development of a joint roadmap, research and development initiatives, and joint defence projects. This meeting results from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier in July on strategic cooperation in defence industries between the two countries.
Following the meeting, Muammar Abdulla Abushehab, CEO of Tawazun Council, stated, “This Working Group meeting is a key component of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed between the UAE and Türkiye. “The agreement represents our commitment to furthering our strategic partnership and exploring mutually beneficial avenues in the defence sector. We are keen to work on implementing the devised plans from the meeting, which will play a pivotal role in enhancing our bilateral relations,” he added.
Murat Mustafa Şeker, Vice President of the SSB, said, “At SSB, we attach great importance to relations with the UAE, adding that Tawazun Council is their main partner in the region.
Turkiye and the UAE have solidified their status as key trade partners, with non-oil trade exchange surpassing an impressive US$103 billion between 2013 and 2022. The Economic Partnership Agreement signed in July aims to boost bilateral trade by $40 billion over the next five years.