Turkey, U.S. sign scientific and technological cooperation agreement

Türkiye Materials 20 October 2010 23:40 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey and the United States signed Wednesday a scientific and technological cooperation agreement, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of State, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Selim Yenel and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments.

Speaking at the ceremony, Jones said that "with this agreement, the cooperation between Turkey and the U.S. in the scientific field would get stronger".

Yenel said that the agreement signed with the U.S. on Wednesday would help Turkey deal with problems such as energy, climate, food security and others.

A watch committee of experts from the two sides will be established so that the agreement signed Wednesday does not merely remain on paper, Yenel also said.

The agreement will facilitate joint scientific projects and establish partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Among the fields in which joint projects would take place are preparation against earthquakes, environment, climate change, renewable energy, health, archeology and chemicals.