Army chief returns from Turkey visit
Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed returned to Dhaka yesterday from his official visit to Turkey.
During his visit, the army chief met Turkey's President of Defense Industries Ismail Demer and Deputy Minister of National Defense Muhsin Dere, said a press release of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The two top officials of the Turkish government assured all sorts of cooperation with Bangladesh, including those involving military equipment.
Later, the army chief visited different stalls of the International Defense Fair-2021, said the release.
Upon reaching Ankara from Istanbul, he visited the graveyard and museum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and paid homage at the memorial.
During his stay in Ankara, General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed met with Commander General Musa Avsever, chief of Turkish land forces and General Yasar Guler, chief of Turkish general staff.
They discussed issues of mutual interest between Turkey and the Bangladesh army.
The talks focused on possible areas of defence cooperation between the two countries including training exchanges, the release said.
Apart from meeting several important officials of the Turkish army, army chief Shafiuddin had inspected the operation control room of Turkish Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Army Aviation Headquarters and Turkish Air Spaces Industry.