Ankara, 14 October 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Türkiye, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, met his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, in Istanbul on Friday.

The meeting was held ahead of the eighth meeting of the Türkiye-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee.

The Supreme Strategic Committee was established in 2014 as a bilateral mechanism. It aimed at forming the institutional basis of high-level dialogue and cooperation between the two countries.

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Remarks of the officials

During the meeting, the foreign ministers of both countries voiced their will to enhance bilateral cooperation further. They also agreed to increase bilateral trade volume as they announced the signing of twelve documents in several fields.

The primary issues discussed during the meeting were the situation in Afghanistan and the continued support for Palestinians.

Moreover, a political solution for Syria, the Libyan crisis, and the Ukraine-Russia war was also discussed, along with possible steps to deepen and advance bilateral cooperation.

The Foreign Minister of Türkiye, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said that both countries have the same views regarding regional and international issues.

Çavuşoğlu said, “We will sign twelve documents on several fields including humanitarian aid, trade, media, communication, and culture. One of these is a joint declaration, the other 11 are agreements.”

He also said, “Looking at the first seven months of this year we see that the figure stands at $1.2 billion, we see that we will surpass $2 billion.”

The Foreign Minister of Qatar said, “We are making efforts to strengthen the relations between the two countries and move forward.”

“We held political consultations. There are many issues between the Republic of Türkiye on which we fully agree,” Al Thani added.

In addition, the Turkish Foreign Minister wished Qatar success in the upcoming FIFA World Cup. He also told Al Thani that Türkiye aimed to attend the event’s opening.