Brazil, Turkey Vow To Deepen Military Ties.

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    May. 8, 2012 - 09:28AM |
    By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

    SAO PAULO — Brazil and Turkey’s defense chiefs vowed May 7 to boost military ties and technology transfers between the two emerging nations.

    At a meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim and his Turkish counterpart, Ismet Yilmaz, signed a letter of intent formalizing a move to “develop cooperation between the defense industries of both countries, including technology transfer and joint projects.”

    Yilmaz, at the start of a week-long visit to Brazil, has expressed interest in the South American nation’s aerospace technologies, cybernetics and the unmanned aerial craft.

    At a leadership meeting in October, the two countries moved toward a closer relationship with vows to boost trade and strengthen ties.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on a visit to Ankara that trade between the two countries stood at $2 billion in 2011, and Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul said the countries have a target of reaching $10 billion “in a very short period of time.”


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