Breakdown of Qatar-Turkey Agreements Signed This Week in Doha

Published November 16th, 2017 - 01:53 GMT
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an official visit to Doha on November 15, 2017. (Kayhan Ozer/ AFP)
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an official visit to Doha on November 15, 2017. (Kayhan Ozer/ AFP)
  • Erdogan visited Doha on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and the ongoing Gulf crisis
  • Qatar and Turkey signed a host of agreements and MoUs in various fields
  • MoUs include cooperation in education and research, coordination of central banks, ports administration, and media 
  • Erdogan expressed his country's full support to Qatar, notably in the economic and military fields
  • The two countries agreed on the next joint strategic meeting to be held in Turkey next year

Qatar and Turkey signed a host of agreements and MoUs in various fields to boost bilateral ties on Wednesday, during a visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Doha.

New deals signed included an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, a cooperation agreement between Qatar University and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of central banks of the two countries, a memorandum of understanding in the field of legal and judicial training, and a memorandum of intent for cooperation in meteorology.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and President Erdogan witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the port administrations of the two countries, a memorandum of understanding on food safety, a memorandum of understanding in the field of humanitarian assistance and a memorandum of cooperation between Qatar Media Corporation and the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

President Erdogan said his country will provide support to Qatar in various fields, especially in the industrial and military fields.

With regard to Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Qatar 2030, the Turkish president expressed the readiness of the private sector in Turkey and the Turkish businessmen to contribute to the implementation of the related projects.

The Emir called for the organisation of the fourth session of the joint Turkish-Qatari Strategic Committee in Turkey next year.

Sources: The Peninsula, Qatar Tribune and Gulf Times


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