Turkey and Iraq have been in talks to sign a mutually beneficial military cooperation and trust agreement, Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
Erdogan received Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in an official ceremony at the presidential palace.
In a joint news conference, Erdogan said the defense ministers and intelligence chiefs of the two countries will meet soon to discuss further details of the agreements.
The two leaders exchanged views on several regional and international issues. The president went on to say that Turkey and Iraq are on the same page regarding Syria's territorial integrity, reports Anadolu Agency.
General Dynamics has won a $92.4 million modification contract to supply 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq
The United States has now offered Lockheed Martins Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Raytheons Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) missile defence systems for India to choose over Russian S-400 Triumf systems, after offering the US-made systems to Turkey. New Delhi signed a deal with Moscow last October for five S-400 defense systems consisting of 8 launchers for $5
Lockheed Martin has completed the delivery of all the 36 F-16 fighters procured by Iraq, with the last 9 jets delivered to the country on May 3. The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) procured 24 single-seat Block 50/52 F-16Cs and 12 twin-seat Block 50/52 F-16Ds, although two aircraft have been lost in training accidents in the United States and have not yet been replaced, Jane's reported Wednesday
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