During Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, Turkey and the Gulf country signed 13 agreements on various areas.
Meetings between the Turkish and UAE delegation, chaired jointly by Erdogan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, led to the signing of agreements on the defense industry, health, climate change, industry, technology, trade, economy, culture, agriculture, trade, economy, youth, transportation, disaster management, meteorology, communication, and archive.
Erdogan is in the UAE for a two-day visit at the invitation of Al Nahyan, the last of which took place in 2013.
In a news conference at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, Erdogan indicated that Turkey and the UAE started a new era in bilateral relations with the visit of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Ankara in November 2021.
Turkey’s Communications Directorate announced on Sunday that bilateral relations between the country and the UAE, and steps to deepen cooperation would be discussed during Erdogan’s visit, in addition to the exchange of views on regional and international developments.
The following day, it is stated that Erdogan will visit the Expo 2020 Dubai, where Turkey’s national day will be celebrated.
After years of tense relations, ties between Turkey and the Arab world are experiencing a major thaw.
The visit conducted by Abu Dhabi’s crown prince last November visit led to the announcement of a $10-billion fund for investments in Turkey. Several agreements on energy, environment, finance, and trade were also signed between the two countries.