ERDOGAN ARRIVES IN QATAR TO “REOPEN THE DOORS OF DIALOGUE” WITH THE GULF STATES
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived on Monday in the Qatari capital, Doha, for a two-day official visit, welcoming “the diplomatic efforts to reopen the doors of dialogue, remove misunderstandings, and strengthen relations with the Gulf States.”
The Turkish president Erdogan will participate in the seventh meeting of the Supreme Strategic Committee between the two countries.
“The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of the Emir of Qatar and Erdogan as” .It will discuss steps that can be taken to deepen cooperation between the two countries.”
The visit will include “signing a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding in order to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.”
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, on Monday, before heading to Qatar, that his country will do everything necessary to consolidate its relations with the Gulf countries.
Turkish TRT television quoted Erdogan as saying: “We welcome diplomatic efforts to reopen the doors of dialogue in the Gulf region and remove misunderstandings.”
He added, ” we will work to strengthen relations with the Gulf states, as this is in the interest of all parties, and the diplomatic talks will have repercussions on Turkey and the country’s economic well-being.
Erdogan also touched on the projects implemented by his country’s businessmen in Qatar, saying that the volume of business granted to Turkish businessmen there is worth about $15 billion, according to TRT.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara and Doha have “joint positions and work on important files in the region, most notably the Palestinian and Syrian files,” as reported by Reuters.