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Signing of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on defence industrial security

On 20 March 2012 in Ankara, Turkey Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on defence industrial security was signed. The signing ceremony was in the frames of the official visit of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria for carrying out joint Government session. On Bulgarian side the Agreement was signed by Mrs. Tsveta Markova – Chairperson of the State Commission on Information Security, and on Turkish side by Major-General Nihat Kökmen – Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence.

The Agreement is a result of consultations with representatives of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey which were held in January 2012 in Sofia. The Agreement regulates the protection of classified information which will be exchanged with regard to the cooperation between the states in the field of defence industry.