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Thailand and Ukraine to enhance their military cooperation
The strengthening of their countries' bilateral defence ties was discussed between the Thai Vice Prime Minister and Defence Minister Pravit Wongsuwan and the Ukrainian Minister of Defence Army General Stepan Poltorak. The meeting took place during Gen. S. Poltorak’s visit to Thailand, on the occasion of the “Defence & Security 2015” exhibition in Bangkok.
Thailand and Ukraine to enhance their military cooperation
Mr. Pravit Wongsuwan and Mr. Stepan Poltorak meet at the Defence & Security 2015 exhibition in Bangkok. (Photo: Ukrainian MoD)

The two ministers discussed the expansion of the current technical cooperation and professional partnership. Thailand is locally producing the Ukrainian BTR-3E1 armoured vehicle, which according to Mr P. Wongsuwan, is already deepening the bilateral defence relations. He also mentioned that Thailand might begin the joint production with Ukraine of other vehicles too.

Mr. P. Wongsuwon has made a proposal for the two sides to set up a working group that will focus on developing the bilateral  ties. It will be comprised of defence industry experts and other military and civilian personnel. These experts will open the way for the cooperation in new domains such as language training, common training, exchange of personnel and students and other similar initiatives. Mr. Stepan Poltorak was very supportive of the proposal and invited the Thai minister to visit Ukraine.



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