Qatar will always stand with Turkey, says HH The Amir, as the two nations sign MoUs
HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan underlined the strong strategic relations between the two nations. They also promised to promote it further in the days to come.
The two leaders, who met at the Vahdettin Pavilion in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, reviewed areas of joint cooperation including politics, trade, economy, investment and culture, reported Qatar Tribune.
Later, the two leaders co-chaired the fourth meeting of the Qatar-Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee.
Erdogan praised the strategic relations between the two nations, which have been on for the last 45 years. He said the two nations had stood by each other during hard times.
Erdogan recalled Turkey’s efforts to get the unjust siege of Qatar lifted and Qatar’s all-out support to Turkey during the failed coup attempt in 2016.
HH The Amir responded by saying that Qatar would never forget Turkey’s support during the crisis Qatar began facing a year and seven months ago.
“We’re advocates of peace and we don’t want problems. But be assured, Mr President, that if Turkey needs anything in the future, we’ll always stand with our friends and brothers,” HH The Amir was quoted as saying.
Many agreements, MoUs signed
The two countries further strengthened their bilateral ties by signing multiple agreements and MoUs in different fields.
The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority signed an MoU with Turkey’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Another MoU that was signed was for the Cultural Year 2019-20, with regard to co-operation in the field of culture between the two countries, reported Gulf Times.
HH The Amir and Erdogan also witnessed the signing of two cooperation protocols between the two governments.
While the first is on cooperation and training in the field of electronic warfare, the second is on the exchange of members of the armed forces, reported The Peninsula.
The two leaders also witnessed the signing of a trade and economic partnership agreement that aims at liberalising trade in goods and services, cooperation in electronic commerce and attracting investment between the two sides.