Posted: Fri, May 20, 2022 – 1:46 AM | Last Updated: Fri 20 May 2022 – 1:46 AM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that his country had common similarities with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and that differences with them had been resolved.
According to the Turkish Anatolia News Agency, this event took place at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Ankara, during Youth and Sports Day and the commemoration of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Erdogan underestimated Turkey’s differences with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, emphasizing that they were “differences within the same family” and that they had been overcome.
He added, “We have overcome the differences with Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, and we have plans to rapidly enhance bilateral relations in the areas of trade, industry, defense industries, culture and tourism. Therefore.”
He pointed out that he had recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates to mourn the death of the late President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Saeed Al Nahyan.
Erdogan said relations with Saudi Arabia were also moving in a very positive direction.
He hoped that the path that Turkey had embarked on towards both countries would make a significant contribution at the business and political levels.
He stressed that Turkey would share its experiences in the defense sector with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Erdogan made his first visit to Saudi Arabia on the 29th of last month, following tensions between Ankara and Riyadh over the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoghi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in 2018.
Prior to that, Erdogan flew to Abu Dhabi last February.
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