Bilateral Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation in the defense sector continues unabated even after the consequential 2019 elections in both countries. On January 23, the Joint Ukrainian-Turkish Commission on Defense-Industrial Cooperation met again, in Kyiv (Ukrainian government, January 23). This time, the Turkish delegation was headed by the vice-president of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries of the Republic of Turkey, Serdar Demirel, whereas, the Ukrainian side was represented by Deputy Minister of Defense for European Integration Anatolii Petrenko.
The goal of this inter-governmental body’s latest assembly was to discuss further steps toward realizing a series of joint armament and military equipment projects. The last top-level meeting on this topic was held in October 2019, between Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine Yağmur Ahmet Güldere (Nsdc.gov.ua, October 28, 2019).