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Qatar-Turkey panel hails diversification and strengthening of ties

Qatar-Turkey panel hails diversification and strengthening of ties

The two sides stressed on their commitment to enhancing the legal framework of the bilateral ties. They also expressed satisfaction with the increase in bilateral trade volume in a way that reflects the strength of political ties.
The committee welcomed the increasing interest shown by Qatari companies in investing in Turkey, and reviewed the commitment made by Qatar to invest $15 billion in Turkey, which was announced by HH the Amir during his visit to Turkey in August, 2018. The two sides pledged to continue their coordination in the financial field.
The committee also expressed its satisfaction with enhanced cooperation in projects related to hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The Qatari side welcomed the participation of Turkish companies in infrastructure projects related to the World Cup and for the Qatar National Vision 2030. The two sides agreed to raise the level of their participation in each other’s infrastructure projects.
The committee welcomed cooperation in the tourism field, including health tourism. In this regard, the Qatari side suggested that Turkish delegations pay field visits to health facilities in Qatar to get to know the healthcare sector better and offer suggestions that could benefit both sides.
The committee also expressed its appreciation for the increase in the number of flights between the two countries, and the strong cooperation in the field of civil aviation. In this context, the committee called for holding a bilateral meeting between aviation authorities in either Doha or Ankara.
The two sides also recommended exchange of expertise, information, and visits in the field of developing land transport systems.
The private sectors committee called for examining and evaluating investment opportunities in free zones and industrial areas located in the two countries.
The two sides also expressed their willingness to enhance cooperation in defence industries as well as in the field of food security. The two sides also called for enhancing their ties by establishing a twinning agreement between their respective cities.
The two sides stressed the need for a political settlement on the Cyprus issue through constructive dialogue based on existing facts.
Both sides expressed concern over the recent developments in Palestine, condemning Israel’s continued use of excessive and disproportionate force against Palestinian civilians.
The two sides also agreed to hold the sixth session of Qatar-Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee meetings in Turkey in 2020 at a date to be determined through diplomatic channels.
Meanwhile, Erdogan visited on Monday the Turkish military detachment in Doha and reviewed the readiness of the Turkish forces and the joint cooperation between Turkish and Qatari forces. Later in the evening, Erdogan left Doha after heading his country’s delegation to the fifth session of the Qatar-Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee.
The Turkish president and the accompanying delegation were seen off upon departure from Hamad International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah and Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Qatar HE Fikret Ozer.

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