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Kuwait, Ukraine sign agreement for military & security cooperation

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks with First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on 19 March.

The parties noted the availability of all necessary prerequisites for the successful implementation of joint projects in the field of military-technical cooperation.

Further bilateral measures have been agreed upon in order to present the potential of Ukrainian armaments and military equipment in Kuwait.

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The parties praised the signing of an agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Kuwait on cooperation in the military and other spheres.

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On October 30, 2017, as part of a tour in the Middle East, the new Ukrainian transport aircraft conducted a demonstration flight in Kuwait with the participation of the Kuwaiti Air Forces.

An-178 can use unpaved runways in hot and dusty environments. The aircraft will progressively replace Antonov An-12 (1400 aircraft were delivered) and Transall C-160 transport aircraft (214 aircraft were delivered).

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