During a trip to Istanbul Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman visited Teknopark Istanbul and met with leaders of the SAHA Istanbul Defense and Aerospace Cluster Association.
The participants of the meeting discussed the possibility of creating groups for the development of joint projects in various sectors.
He noted that meetings he had had during his official visit to the Republic of Turkey had revealed substantial prospects for the development of cooperation between the countries.
"I reassure of our willingness to cooperate", said Volodymyr Groysman. He is convinced that such cooperation must base on equal and mutually beneficial conditions.
Last year the parties engaged in exploring possible ways for collaboration and held a number of meetings between Ukraine and Turkey. "Let us make the year of 2017 a year of specific projects. I will do my utmost to support, assist, and I wish we could achieve shared success. Here I express our shared stance with the President of Ukraine", stressed the Prime Minister.
Ukrainian science, especially in the aerospace industry, aircraft construction, the military sector can be proud of its achievements, stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
According to him, in case of combining existing capabilities Ukraine and Turkey can be completely self-sustaining and capable of manufacturing a joint product.
Following the meeting, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commissioned to study the possibility of creation of a science park in Ukraine similar to that of Istanbul in order to disclose the full potential of the Ukrainian science and technology.
In turn, the leadership of Teknopark Istanbul has expressed its readiness to provide an area for free in Teknopark Istanbul for one University and an enterprise of Ukraine.
In the science park the Head of Government familiarized with the work of the companies of the R&D center, in particular, the Roketsan company, with operation of the integrated bridge system of a combat vessel Yaltes and scientific-technical laboratory-incubator for newly established companies.
The Prime Minister appreciated the approach of the Republic of Turkey to the formation of a technology park, R&D activities and practical production.