Turkish foreign minister hails ties with Qatar

Turkish foreign minister hails ties with Qatar

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Turkish foreign minister hails ties with Qatar

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Nov. 2 hailed the state of bilateral relations with Qatar

Speaking at a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in Doha, Çavuşoğlu said: “Relations between the two countries are excellent in all areas.”

“Our views overlap because our goal is peace, tranquility, and stability in the region,” he added.

Turkey backed Qatar in the Gulf crisis that erupted in June 2017 when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.

The four states accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups, allegations Doha denies, describing the embargo as a breach of its national sovereignty.

Al Thani said he wants “to further develop relations between the two countries.”

During Çavuşoğlu’s visit to Qatar, the latest regional developments will be discussed and preparations for the fourth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee will be reviewed.

The third Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee meeting was held last November.

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