Ambassador of Qatar to Turkiye Sheikh Mohamed bin Nasser bin Jassim al-Thani has said that the Qatari-Turkish bilateral relations are known for their excellence, and the two countries worked continuously to preserve and consolidate this distinction and find other horizons that increase areas of co-operation.
In exclusive statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he indicated that the holding of the ninth meeting of the Qatari-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee affirms the two countries' commitment to develop and strengthen relations in various fields and move them towards broader horizons for the benefit of the peoples of the two brotherly countries, pointing out that a number of agreements are scheduled to be signed during this meeting.
With regard to the economic aspect, Sheikh Mohamed pointed out that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries witnessed a growth of about 17% to reach approximately $2.2bn in 2022 compared to $1.8bn in 2021, highlighting that hundreds of Turkish companies are active in the Qatari market, and in return, many Qatari companies are active in Turkiye with Qatari capital amounting to $33.2bn, in addition to the Qatari private sector, which has recently grown significantly in many investment sectors supporting the Turkish economy.
On the political aspect, he explained that there is existing joint co-ordination between the two countries on many important files in the region, in addition to common visions on many issues, affirming the importance of this, especially with the great efforts made by Qatar in resolving disputes, and its well-known role in mediations aimed at ending conflicts and establishing peace, security, and stability.
The ambassador of Qatar to Turkiye also referred to the dynamic movement and great current momentum in Turkish-Arab relations in general and Turkish-Gulf relations in particular, which can be read in the mutual visits, signed agreements, joint committees, and economic forums, the most recent of which was the GCC-Turkiye Economic Forum, and the 14th Turkish-Arab Economic Forum (TAF'2023) in Istanbul in Nov. 2023.
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