BISHKEK. A delegation of the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry, led by Minister Esen Topoyev, will pay a visit to Turkey on March 5-8, 2003. Topoyev will meet with his counterpart, General Vecdi Goenuel, and other Turkish military officials to discuss problems of deepening cooperation between the two countries in the military field. Hundreds of Kyrgyz students have been studying in the military academies of Turkey since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Charles Carlson in Prague