Turkey will work to enhance relations with Saudi Arabia: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed that his country will continue a “positive dialogue” with Saudi Arabia, indicating his desire to “move forward with concrete steps in the coming period.”

Erdogan said in an interview with journalists after the end of his visit to the UAE: “Our positive dialogue with Saudi Arabia continues, and we are waiting for progress through concrete steps in the coming period,”

“We want to advance this process with Saudi Arabia in a positive direction,” according to what the Anatolia agency reported “. he added.

The Turkish President visited the UAE during the past two days, where he was received by the Crown Prince of the Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, last Monday.

Last September, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that talks with Saudi Arabia were “ongoing and fruitful”, and “our relations with Saudi Arabia can get back on track. We don’t have a problem.”

Erdogan said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for his opinion in a tripartite meeting attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky while describing Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s upcoming visit to Ankara next month as “positive and reflecting well on bilateral relations.”

The Turkish TRT channel quoted Erdogan as saying that he will ask Putin for his opinion in a tripartite meeting in the presence of the Ukrainian president, stressing his intention to follow the issue closely.

The Turkish President visited the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in early February, following talks between the US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the Turkish President’s senior adviser, Ibrahim Kalin, on the Ukrainian crisis.

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