Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday evening. His visit came upon the invitation of the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Cavusoglu was welcomed by the Turkish Ambassador to Abu Dhabi Tugay Tuncer on his arrival to the UAE.
Posting a message on his Twitter account, the Turkish foreign minister noted that he is in the United Arab Emirates for an official visit, attaching photos on his arrival.
In the statement, it was stated that Cavusoglu would hold meetings with the UAE authorities to discuss bilateral relations in various dimensions as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.
It was also said that the Turkish Minister “is expected to meet Turkish businesspeople in Dubai and visit the Turkish pavilion at the site of Expo 2020.
Speaking on the parliament ahead of his departure to the UAE, Cavusoglu mentioned relations with the Gulf country, saying, “Did we have any problem with the United Arab Emirates? No, we did not. They broke relations with us. Now they want to fix it. We want to fix it too. It’s that simple.”
In his speech, Cavusoglu recalled the basic rule of diplomacy: no permanent enmity or permanent friendship between countries.
Last month, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid an official visit to Turkey where he came together with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The visit marked the highest level of the latest normalization wave between the two countries.
After the Emirati Crown Prince’s visit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he plans to pay a return visit to the UAE in February. Speaking to reporters on his return from a trip to Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat, Erdogan said a large-scale delegation would accompany him.