Qatar, Turkey sign pacts to cement ties
November 26 2020 06:46 PM
HH the Amir and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
HH the Amir and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

QNA

*Amir, Erdogan attend sixth meeting of the Qatar-Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday discussed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strategic bilateral co-operation in all fields, particularly in the political, economic, investment, defence, energy, education, transport and sports fields.
The two leaders were attending the sixth meeting of the Qatar-Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee held at the presidential palace in Ankara.
The meeting also reviewed the outcomes of previous sessions, and ways to enhance the committee's work to advance the interest of the two countries.
They sides also discussed the latest regional and international developments including developments in Palestine, Libya and Syria.
Later, the Amir and Erdogan witnessed the signing of several memorandums of understanding and agreements.
They include an MoU to purchase a stake in Istinye Park shopping centre, another between Qatar Investment Authority and Altin Halic on potential joint investment in the Golden Horn project, a deal to purchase a stake in Borsa Istanbul, an agreement selling and purchasing Ortadogu Antalya port between Global Liman and QTerminals, and a memorandum of understanding between Qatar Free Zones Authority and the Turkish Ministry of Trade on co-operating in free zones.
The two counties also signed a joint statement on the establishment of a joint economic and trade committee between the Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Ministry of Trade, a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in managing water, a letter of intent between the Qatari Ministry of Finance and the Turkish Ministry of Finance and Treasury, a memorandum of understanding for co-operation in family, women, and social services affairs, a declaration of intent on exchanging diplomats between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Diplomatic Institute and the Diplomacy Academy of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The signing ceremony was attended by the members of the delegation accompanying the Amir and Turkey's ministers and ranking officials
The Amir was given an official reception upon arrival at the presidential palace.
Later the Amir attended a luncheon banquet held by Erdogan.
Meanwhile, the Amir Erdogan visited the Nation's Library of the Presidency in Ankara.
During the visit, they were briefed about the library in terms of books, journals, and university dissertations, in addition to the electronic database of books.
The Amir later left Ankara.
He was seen off at Ankara International Airport by Turkish Minister of Finance and Treasury Lotfi Alwan, spokesperson for the Turkish Presidency Ibrahim Kalin, Qatar's ambassador to Turkey Salem Mubarak Shafi al-Shafi, Turkish ambassador to Qatar Dr Mehmet Mustafa Gksu, and members of the Qatari embassy.
The Amir sent a message to Erdogan expressing his thanks and appreciation for the warm hospitality.
The Amir wished the president good health and continued success, and for the Turkish people further progress and prosperity.

Last updated: November 27 2020 12:18 AM


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