Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Qatar on Monday, November 25, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, of Finance and Economy Berat Albayrak, of Defense Hulusi Akar, of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan, of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varnak, as well as the Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu; the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey Murat Oysal; Communications Manager Fahrettin Altun; the Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin; Hakan Fidan of MIT.
The Turkish President had a meeting in Doha with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, during which seven agreements were signed. The agreements were related to the sectors of economy, urbanization, commerce, industry, technology and standardization, and are regarded as rather important for strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
A joint statement on the 5th meeting of the Turkey-Qatar High Cooperation Committee was penned by the two countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
The Turkish President visited the Turkish troops stationed in Doha.
The Turkish-Qatari Combined Joint Force Command serves for stability and peace not only in Qatar, but throughout the Gulf region, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated.
“We have never left our friends alone in any period of history against threats and dangers, and we will not do so in the future”, the Turkish President stressed, adding that “We attach great importance to peace, security and stability in the Gulf region, an area with which we are deeply connected”.
Erdogan noted that successful, constructive and genuine meetings were held between officials from both sides, to complement “We reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen bilateral ties on a strategic level; we also enhanced our co-operation through the new agreements we signed”. /ibna