Turkey and Qatar signal cooperation agreements

Entities from Turkey and Qatar signed a flurry of cooperation agreements at the moment throughout Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s go to to Doha. 

Turkey’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Organization signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Development Bank. The Turkish presidency’s Investment Office additionally inked a memorandum of understanding with the Qatari Businessmen’s Association. The Turkish and Qatari governments additionally signed a memorandum on catastrophe and emergency administration, amongst different agreements, Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency reported. A memorandum of understanding refers to a signed doc between entities expressing a shared will. 

The signing ceremony constituted the seventh spherical of Turkey and Qatar’s Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release. 

Turkey and Qatar are shut allies. Both states are usually supportive of Islamist causes within the Middle East, and agree on many regional points. Turkey backed Qatar throughout its diplomatic battle with Saudi Arabia, which ended in January. 

Ankara and Doha have signed many comparable agreements prior to now. In June, the 2 international locations signed an academic alternate settlement for army college students. 

Both Erdogan and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the signing ceremony for the agreements. 

Erdogan stated forward of his journey to Qatar that he’s searching for to strengthen relations with Gulf states. Turkey’s relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are comparatively extra chilly, although Turkey and the UAE are at the moment working to fix ties. Qatar has largely repaired its ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE following the Gulf diplomatic disaster. 


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