By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Afghan National Army (ANA) will participate for the first time in a major military exercise in Turkey, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement.
The decision came at a meeting between Deputy Minister Munera Yosufzada and her Turkish counterpart Yunus Emre Karaosmanoglu in Ankara.
A statement from MoD said the other day the the two officials discussed achievements and challenges of ANA trainees based in Turkey and the treatment of the injured military personnel in Turkish hospitals. The continuation of strategic cooperation between the two nations in the areas of education also came up for discussion, according to MoD.
Around 700 Afghan cadets have been trained in Turkey and up to one hundred injured soldiers received health services there in 2019.