Fri Oct 20 2017, 13:51:06 +03

Erdogan meets Saudi King Salman, Emir of Kuwait Amir Sheikh Al-Sabah

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld-Dhu-AlQa'dah 02,1438H) Turkey s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. 
At the outset of the audience, President Erdogan shook hands with a number of princes and ministers. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques shook hands with the members of delegation accompanying the President. 

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques held a luncheon in honor of President Erdogan and his accompanying delegation. Both countries dis not issued any press statement regarding their leaders meeting which was believed to be focused on ongoing Qatar crisis.

After paying a visit to Saudi Arabia, President Erdogan visited Kuwait and met with Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait. Following the meeting at the Dar Salwa Palace, Amir Al-Sabah hosted an official dinner in honor of President Erdogan. President Erdogan visit to Jeddah and Kuwait was intent to encourage dialogue between Qatar and related Arab countries to resolve ongoing crisis.

Meanwhile, Turkey`s Presidential Spokesperson Kalın, in a statement on President Erdogan’s Gulf tour, said: “Mr. President has expressed that Turkey supports efforts, being carried out by Kuwait, and other initiatives in order to overcome the crisis in the Gulf region. He has come to an agreement with his interlocutors that the current initiatives should be continued for the resolution of the crisis through negotiation and dialogue.”

“President Erdogan has visited Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on 23-24 July 2017. Bilateral relations as well as regional matters such as the developments in Syria and Iraq, the fight against terror have been discussed. Mr. President has expressed that Turkey supports efforts being carried out by Kuwait and other initiatives in order to overcome the crisis in the Gulf region. He has come to an agreement with his interlocutors that the current initiatives should be continued for the resolution of the crisis through negotiation and dialogue,” Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said.

 

Spokesperson Kalın ended his statement as follows: “The importance of Muslim countries’ need to act in unity, and protecting countries’ sovereign rights has also been underscored. Strengthening current relations, investments, tourism and defense industry in particular, has been agreed upon.”