19 March 2013 Ankara

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) endeavouring to create and burgeoning cooperation between SAM and the Polish Institute Of International Affairs (PISM) was signed on 19th March 2013 in Ankara. Assoc Prof Mesut Özcan, Deputy Chair of SAM, and Dr Marcin Zaborowski, Director of PISM, affixed signatures on the Memorandum on behalf of their institutions.

A roundtable meeting with the participation of the representatives of both institutions and academics was held prior to the signing ceremony. Within the scope of the MoU, prospective cooperation areas, namely the EU, the Middle East, energy and security issues, were also addressed in the meeting and both sides agreed on exchange knowledge for scientific research purposes.