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Turkish, Saudi foreign ministers hold ‘sincere’ meeting

November 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends the 47th session of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers, in Niamey, Niger on November 27, 2020 [Fatih Aktaş – Anadolu Agency]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said he held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues, Anadolu Agency reports.

Cavusoglu said in a tweet that the “sincere” meeting with Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud was held on the occasion of the 47th session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers.

“A strong Turkey-Saudi partnership benefits not only our countries but the whole region,” Cavusoglu said, adding Ankara attached importance to its bilateral ties with Riyadh.

In a phone talk last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed bilateral ties and agreed to improve relations and keep a dialogue channel open to resolve ongoing disputes.

In a separate post, Turkish top diplomat said he attended the Youth Council of Foreign Ministers organised by the OIC.

“With such gatherings, one can feel the dynamism of the Muslim youth,” he said. “The Ummah trusts the youth’s energy to cope with challenges.”

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