Dr. Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to His Highness, the president of the state, confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the UAE and Saudi Arabia represents a “positive step” for the region.
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the southern UAE and Saudi Arabia and the adoption of the approach to communication and rapprochement is a positive step for the benefit of the region as a whole,” Gargash said in a tweet on his page. official Twitter account yesterday.
He added that we should not “accept that the regional order remains in crisis,” and called for the need to “strengthen trust, build bridges, solve problems and work together towards stability and common prosperity.”
Following his visit to Saudi Arabia, Turkish President Ankara expressed optimism about the prospects for developing relations with his regional neighbors.
“We need to enter a new phase with the countries with which we share the same beliefs and ideas,” Erdogan told reporters on his way home from Saudi Arabia yesterday. It’s a phase of making friends, not making enemies. “
Erdogan stated that during the negotiations in the Kingdom, Turkey and Saudi Arabia showed a “clear political will” with regard to the development of international relations based on the principle of respect and mutual trust.
“Turkey is ready to make an effort to achieve mutual benefit and stability in the region,” he said. I hope that the dialogue between Ankara and Riyadh will help strengthen the stability and solidarity of the Islamic world. “
Erdogan suggested the possibility that Turkey would play a role in resolving regional crises, particularly in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, particularly in Syria.
Erdogan indicated that his visit to Saudi Arabia culminated in an agreement to reactivate the great economic potential between the two countries through activities that bring together investors from both sides.
Erdogan confirmed that Turkey announced its support for Saudi Arabia’s candidacy to host Riyadh’s “Expo 2030” International Fair.
And last February, Erdogan went to the UAE on his first visit in nearly a decade.
Erdogan told reporters at the time: “During this visit, we aim to build on what we have achieved” in the relationship “with the UAE and to take the necessary steps to bring the relationship back to the level they deserve.”
“Dialogue and cooperation between Turkey and the UAE are of great importance for peace and stability throughout our region,” he added.