29.04.2009 18:41 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Germany and Turkey intent to intensify cooperation in
armament sphere. A framework agreement was signed between countries'
representatives during International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF)
in Istanbul.

According to AFP agency, the agreement stipulates for regular meetings
and implementations of joint projects in armament sphere

German opposition representatives took a swipe at policy pursued by
ruling coalition. "Government demonstrated its neglect towards its own
principles by signing an agreement with Turkey," German legislator
Norman Paech stated. According to him, while German Minister of
Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier preached on the necessity to
cut armament expenditures, coalition announced about its intention
to cooperate with Turkey in the very same field.

International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) is Turkey's defense industry
fair organized by Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. The Foundation
organizes IDEF on odd years and before each fair it chooses the
organizer firm by calling a tender. This year, Germany will feature
production of 15 defense technology and armaments manufacturers.