Abu Dhabi, 5 November 2022 (TDI): Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation UAE, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received his Turkiye counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The meeting was also attended by Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State OF UAE.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation and partnership between the UAE and the Republic of Türkiye and ways of advancing them for the best interest of the two countries and their people.

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Both ministers also discussed various issues of mutual concern, including food security and energy, and exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.

The minister of the UAE extended his congratulations to Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the resumption of the grain-export deal through the Black Sea to international markets.

Al-Nahyan also commended the efforts made by the Republic of Türkiye for the implementation of the deal that was signed last July in Istanbul, alongside Russia and Ukraine, and with UN participation.

He appreciated the visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister, affirming the UAE’s keenness to invest in the available opportunities and advance cooperation with the Republic of Türkiye in various fields.

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Bilateral relations between UAE and Turkiye

The diplomatic relations initiated between the UAE and the Republic of Türkiye on the first of April 1977 followed by the opening of the Turkish embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Both countries share significant economic ties with UAE investing in Türkiye and Türkiye getting benefits from the UAE’s rise as a regional hub.

Turkey and the UAE on 14th February signed 13 agreements in various fields during Turkiye President Erdogan’s visit to UAE.

The agreements were in the field of the defense industry, health, climate change, technology, trade, economy, culture, agriculture, youth, transportation, disaster management, meteorology, and communication.

It is pertinent to mention here that the bilateral trade volume of both countries has reached USD 8 billion in 2021 and has set a goal to reach at least USD 15 billion in the coming years.