HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has reiterated that the State of Qatar always supported Turkey against any terrorist challenges, stressing that what affects Turkey affects Qatar as well.
Speaking at the Second meeting of Qatari-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee in the Turkish city of Trabzon yesterday, HH the Emir also reiterated Qatar’s strong condemnation of the terrorist bombing that took place on Saturday in Turkey’s Kayseri province, offering condolences and sincere sympathy for the innocent victims.
He expressed condemnation of the criminal act, which is contrary to all divine religions and human values, stressing solidarity with the fraternal Republic of Turkey in all measures it takes to maintain its security and stability.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired the meeting of Qatari-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee.
At the outset of the meeting, the Turkish President greeted HH the Emir and the accompanying delegation, pointing that the meeting was held on an extraordinary day that coincides with the National Day of the State of Qatar.
President Erdogan expressed, in his name and on behalf of the Turkish people, thanks and appreciation to Qatar for the solidarity with the people of Aleppo and cancelling all festivities of this day.
He praised the relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of developing and deepening them to serve the interests of both sides.
He pointed that the agreements signed during the first meeting of the committee and the agreements which were signed yesterday, will further strengthen the close co-operation between the two countries.
The Turkish President said that the meeting comes at a sensitive and decisive phase for Turkey in its fight against terrorism, stressing the country’s continuation to combat it in all its forms and types, and extending, at the same time, thanks to HH the Emir for Qatar’s backing of Turkish anti-terrorism efforts and strong support against the failed military coup that took place in Turkey last July.
He pointed that the first call he received was from HH the Emir, lauding the visit of HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to Turkey in the wake of the attempt as well as the visit of the Emir.
President Erdogan also praised the Turkish-GCC joint dialogue, saying this will contribute to supporting stability of the region.
Pointing to his meeting with HH the Emir in terms of discussing the latest developments in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, President Erdogan stressed Turkey’s support of legitimacy in Yemen, according to the Security Council resolution 2216, the Gulf initiative and outcomes of national dialogue conference.
HH the Emir thanked President Erdogan for the warm reception accorded to him and his accompanying delegation, expressing satisfaction with the continued growth of the fraternal relations between the two countries.
In this respect, the Emir pointed that the current visit confirms the strength of strategic relations and shared keenness to continue supporting them for the welfare and common interests of the two brotherly peoples.
HH the Emir concluded his speech saying that the meeting represents an important step on the road to closer co-operation between the two countries.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed and exchanged views on ways to further develop relations between the two brotherly countries in various fields.
They also discussed key regional and international issues of common concern.
The meeting was attended by Their Excellences members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Emir and a number of Turkish ministers.
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