Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al Muhammad Al Sabah paid a two-day official visit to Turkey. President Erdoğan received the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister at the presidential complex on Thursday. Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu also attended the meeting closed to the press.
After the meeting at the presidential palace, both top-level diplomats held bilateral talks. Then, the two issued a joint press conference where the Turkish FM announced several agreements on issues, including social policies, environment, librarianship, and media, which have been signed. Çavuşoğlu also praised the Kuwaiti contribution in resolving the crisis in the Gulf. In a statement after meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart, the Turkish FM indicated that Turkey and Kuwait agreed to strengthen their ties and that relations with the EU are in better shape.
The Kuwaiti delegation was also received by Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop. The Turkish official also lauded Kuwait’s mediator role in the region saying “We also give importance to Kuwait’s role as a mediator in the region and its consistent approach to resolving issues through dialogue. In this regard, we appreciate your efforts and successful results in ending the unfair blockade imposed by the Arab quartet against Qatar and restoring dialogue.” Şentop also highlighted that Turkey’s security cannot be thought of separately from the Gulf region’s security.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser Al Sabah, on the other hand, emphasized the necessity to boost bilateral relations between the two countries. In this sense, the Kuwaiti Minister announced that the two states launched a strategic plan which would focus especially on trade and economy, and be revised every five years. Ahmad Nasser Al Sabah also invited the Turkish parliament speaker to Kuwait.