Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has affirmed that bilateral relations between his country and Qatar will continue with greater momentum in the next stage.
“Beside Qatar, we are working to develop our relations with all other Gulf countriesm,” Erdogan said at a press conference at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, before heading to Qatar.
He said Turkey would work to strengthen relations with Gulf states for the interest of all parties, and the diplomatic talks will have repercussions on Turkey and the country’s economic well-being.
Erdogan noted that the projects implemented by Turkish businessmen in Qatar amounts to about $15 billion.
The Turkish president welcomed the diplomatic efforts to reopen dialogue channels and clear up misunderstandings in the Gulf region.
“We support the continuation of our ties and solidarity with all Gulf countries by strengthening future relations,” he said adding that his visit to Qatar came to attend the 7th meeting of the Supreme Strategic Committee between the two countries, expressing his confidence that bilateral and delegation-level talks would be very successful.
The Turkish President affirmed that Turkey and Qatar have maintained their strong positions in the face of the regional challenges they faced in recent years.