Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc received on Tuesday Turkish Defence Vice Minister Suay Alpay, the National Defence Ministry informed in a press release.
“Talks between the two officials aimed at the collaboration in a bilateral and allied context, focusing on the cooperation in the defence industry. Minister Motoc emphasized that the signing of the agreement between the Turkish and Romanian Governments on cooperation in defence industry in May 2015 is an important step to relaunch cooperation on this dimension,” the ministry mentioned.
According to the source, the two sides expressed their interest in continuing the Romanian-Turkish meetings for cooperation in defence industry, jointly with officials of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Relations with the Business Environment.
Turkish warships visit Romanian port of Constanta
Three Turkish warships visited the Romanian port of Constanta on April 3 to 4, during the Turkish Navy planned exercise Sea Star 2016.
Frigate TCG Giresun, corvette TCG Heybeliada (named the National Corvette) and fast attack craft Kilic, having on board rear admiral Yasa Camur, head of the Turkish Navy Working Group for the Western Area, were welcomed by Romanian Navy Head of General Staff rear admiral Alexandru Mirsu, by Fleet Commander commodore Daniel Capatana, by Mufti Murat Iusuf, head of the Muslim Cult of Romania, and by other Romanian and Turkish military and civil officials, including members of the Romanian Parliament.
A ceremony on board of TCG Heybeliada ratified Monday the partnership of four companies, to bid for participation in the overhaul of Romania’s Type 22 frigates Regele Ferdinand and Regina Maria, purchased from the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom in 2004 and 2005 without weapons. Under the protocol, Romania’s Centrul pentru Servicii de Radiocomunicatii (CSR, centre for radio communications services), market leader in IT&C integration with over 20 years of experience in defence computers and communication systems, will cooperate with Turkey’s STM, ASELSAN, HAVELSAN defence companies.
After the event, rear admiral Camur was the host of rear admiral Mirsu, commodore Capatana and several Romanian journalists in a three-hour demonstration march outside the port of Constanta, at cruise speed.