Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Oleksandr Nosov has held a meeting with a delegation of the U.S. Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service.
"The issues of practical implementation of the U.S.-Ukraine intergovernmental agreement on projects in the field of research, development, testing and evaluation were discussed. The document was signed by the heads of defense departments of the two states, Andriy Taran and Lloyd Austin, as part of the recent visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States,” reads the report.
The parties reaffirmed their joint position on the need for implementing its provisions as soon as possible. To this end, it is planned to hold a meeting of representatives of the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and the United States, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine and the U.S. Institute of Defense Analysis (IDA) in January 2022.
By this date, a number of bilateral documents of applied scientific and technical cooperation are planned to be developed and then signed by the parties at the meeting.
According to Nosov, cooperation in the area of the agreement on projects in the field of research, development, testing and evaluation is of great practical importance both for ensuring Ukraine's defense capabilities and for the development of the national economy in general.
As Ukrinform reported, on August 31, Defense Ministers Ukraine and the United States, Andriy Taran and Lloyd Austin, signed an intergovernmental agreement on projects in the field of research, development, testing and evaluation.