Saudi crown prince plans crucial talks with Erdogan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday for the first time since the attempted coup in Turkey in July.

Saudi crown prince plans crucial talks with Erdogan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, will visit Turkey on Sept. 29-30, a Saudi Gazette news report has revealed.

During the two-day visit, the Crown Prince is expected to hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and senior government officials on ways to fight terrorism, means to further deepen the bilateral relations and cooperation in all fields.

“The crown prince will be accompanied by several high-ranking Saudi officials including Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of commerce and investment,” said a reliable source, while giving details about the royal visit. 

The Crown Prince’s visit to Ankara comes after his successful participation in the UN General Assembly session and his meetings in NewYork with a number of world leaders. He is also expected to meet leaders of top Turkish companies to augment trade between the two countries and also seek their participation in investments in the Kingdom.

A large number of Saudi companies are active in Turkey, while Turkish companies have been actively working in the Kingdom for the last several decades. 

The investment of Saudi companies in Turkey currently exceed $2 billion. In addition,  the trade turnover between Turkey and Saudi Arabia increaed to $2 billion between January and March 2016.

Dr. Mustafa Goksu, senior adviser at the Investment Support and Promotion Agency at the Turkish prime ministry, said the Turkish government would also discuss with the Crown Prince the signing of a free trade agreement between Turkey and GCC states.

Source: Al Arabiya/Arab News

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Eylül 2016, 09:44