The Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Turkiye HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani said the visit of the President of the sisterly Republic of Turkiye HE Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Qatar will open new horizons for strategic partnership in a way that achieves the mutual interests of the two countries.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), His Excellency said that the visit of the Turkish president to Qatar is part of his first overseas tour after winning a new presidential term, which reflects a strong will and mutual aspiration to develop bilateral cooperation, open new horizons for strategic partnership between the two countries, and enhance coordination on regional and international issues.
His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President HE Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss during their meeting on Tuesday the bilateral relations and areas of cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the economic and investment sectors, in addition to issues and topics of mutual interest to the two brotherly countries, the ambassador noted.
Sheikh Mohammed said that Qatar and Turkiye are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them this year, which have steadily evolved and grown at a consistent and increasing pace. These relations have encompassed cooperation in various fields, including political, economic, security, and other areas, he noted, adding that there has been coordination to address regional and international challenges.
The Qatari-Turkish relations have witnessed continuous growth over the past years and have continued to prosper – transforming into deep-rooted and strong ties between both sides, which has been reflected in the diverse fields of cooperation, as well as the close coordination in multiple areas and at various levels, His Excellency said.
It can be said that these relations have solidified and reached high levels of excellence at both the official and popular levels, which provides a solid foundation for safeguarding and enhancing the achieved gains, as well as pushing forward with cooperation and partnership to broader and more comprehensive levels, he added.
His Excellency also addressed trade exchanges between the two countries, indicating that Turkiye has become one of the most important trading partners for the State of Qatar, with the trade volume between the two countries exceeding US$2bn last year. He emphasized the continuous efforts to enhance cooperation and create new opportunities in this field, as well as other sectors.