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Iraq Explores Military Cooperation with South Korea

By John Lee.

South Korea’s Defense Minister, Shin Gained-sik, held talks in Seoul on Wednesday with Thabet Mohammed Saeed Al-Abbasi [al-Absi], the Iraqi Defense Minister.

Minister Suh evaluated that the foundation of defense and defense field cooperation involving Korea and Iraq has been established by military services training exchanges, T-50 coach plane exports, and airbase reconstruction initiatives.

In addition, he expressed expectations for the even more growth and deepening of detailed protection and defense market cooperation beyond straightforward buyer-vendor associations, emphasizing armed forces personnel exchanges, education and learning and training, and follow-up protection support.

Minister Thabet highly praised the contributions of the Zaytun Unit and the Korean military services to Iraq’s reconstruction and the advancement of the Iraqi armed forces. He expressed hope for improved cooperation in all parts, like trade and defense.

Specifically, he expressed optimism that the introduction of sophisticated Korean weapons, validated by Korea’s superb technological abilities and many years of operational expertise, would lead to strengthening Iraq’s protection abilities.

Also, the ministers agreed to even more improve mutually valuable defense and defense market cooperation centered on the rely on and cooperative romantic relationship developed around the previous 20 a long time considering that the deployment of the Zaytun Device.

Minister Thabet is scheduled to meet with CEOs of main protection providers at this time included in cooperation throughout his stop by to Korea.

(Supply: South Korean Protection Ministry)