His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his brother President of the sisterly Republic of Turkiye HE Recep Tayyip Erdogan held an official talks session at Lusail Palace on Tuesday evening.
At the outset of the meeting, HH the Amir welcomed the Turkish president and his accompanying delegation, wishing them good stay in Qatar and the strategic relations between the two countries further progress and growth in all fields in fulfillment of the ambitions of the two brotherly peoples.
HH the Amir hailed the Qatari-Turkish cooperation level in vital fields, especially in investment, trade exchange, tourism, and culture sectors.
For his part, the Turkish president expressed his thanks to HH the Amir for the good reception and the generous hospitality, as he hoped that the talks with HH the Amir would contribute to bolstering cooperation and upgrading strategic cooperation between Qatar and Turkey, hoping that the talks would give impetus to the strategic relations between the two countries to broader horizons.
During the talks, they affirmed the two countries’ strong desire to deepen bilateral cooperation between them through strengthening trade exchange and economic relations.
The two countries also underscored that they are committed to working together to promote their status on the global economic map.
Stemming from this principle, the two sides agreed to intensify the work of the joint technical teams between them to identify the beneficial shared investment opportunities, especially in exports funding, tourism, clean energy, and other fields of common interest.
Within this framework, HH the Amir praised the steps taken by the Turkish side to improve the general financial situation in the country, reduce inflation rate through a multi-faceted strategy that aims to incorporate improvements into the monetary policy.
For his part, the Turkish president pointed to the inherent potential in the Qatari economy which achieved balanced growth rates, notwithstanding the global challenges considering them one of the most powerful economies in the region.
During the session, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen and upgrade them in a variety of fields, in addition to discussing the most prominent issues, as well as regional and international developments.
HH the Amir and the Turkish president also witnessed the signing of the joint statement between Qatar and the Republic of Turkiye on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Qatari-Turkish diplomatic relations.
The talks session and the signing ceremonies were attended by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Chief of the Amiri Diwan HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Head of the State Security HE Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Khulaifi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs HE Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of Commerce and Industry HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani, alongside a number of senior officials.
On the Turkish side, the talks session and the signing ceremonies were attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar, Minister of Treasury and Finance Mehmet Simsek, National Defense Minister Yasar Guler, Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir, Trade Minister Omer Bolat, Head of the National Intelligence Organization Ibrahim Kalin and a number of senior officials.
Ahead of the talks session, HH the Amir and the Turkish president held a bilateral meeting during which they exchanged opinions and perspectives on a number of issues of common concern.
Also, HH the Amir held a dinner banquet in honour of the Turkish president and his accompanying delegation.
The dinner banquet was attended by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Speaker of the Shura Council HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim, alongside a number of sheikhs, ministers, senior officials and businessmen.
An official reception ceremony was held previously for the Turkish president upon his arrival at Lusail Palace.