On April 20th 2018 in the office building of State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service"of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine, the first round of Ukrainian-Turkish consultations regarding cooperation in respect of maritime search and rescue.
During the negotiations the sides discussed numerous aspects of co-operation in the following field.
The sides discussed the question of establishment the borders of the search and rescue region between two countries according to Article 5 of the Agreement on co-operation regarding maritime search and rescue services among Black Sea coastal states 1998, and agreed to sign a bilateral agreement accordingly in the nearest future.
The delegations also defined the initial directions of co-operation regarding the exchange of Automatic Identification System stations between Ukraine and Turkey within the partnership.
It was also agreed to conduct such Ukrainian-Turkish consultations regarding cooperation in respect of maritime search and rescue on regular basis.
The next round of bilateral consultations is planned to be held in Istanbul in the second half of 2018.