Assistant Minister of Defense Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi paid an official visit to Turkey recently as the head of a high-level delegation from several agencies.
During the visit, Al-Otaibi met with a number of Turkish officials.
He began his visit with a meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. During the meeting, they discussed the importance of defense cooperation between the two countries in all fields, activating the agreements signed between the two countries in this field, and strengthening and developing them to serve common interests and support the security and stability of the region.
The Saudi official also met with the Turkish Deputy Defense Minister Yunus Emre Karaosmanoglu. The meeting dealt with the situation in the region, and they discussed ways to enhance joint defense cooperation.
Al-Otaibi also met with the Deputy Minister of National Defense of Turkey Mohsen Dara and the meeting discussed strengthening cooperation in the field of defense industries, in addition to areas of cooperation between the defense ministries of the two countries.
Then, the Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense met with the Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Yaşar Güler. He also paid a visit to the Presidency of Turkish Defense Industries, and met with its President Prof. Ismail Demir.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of military industries and develop scientific research. A briefing was also given to Al-Otaibi on Turkish military industries.
He concluded his visit to Turkey by visiting a number of companies affiliated with the Turkish National Defense Ministry, during which he was briefed on their products, toured a number of their factories, and listened to an explanation of their departments and workflow.