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Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit Turkiye - President Erdogan

September 21, 2023 at 8:25 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) who is in New York for the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) at the Turkish House in New York, United States [TUR Presidency/ Murat Cetinmuhurdar – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will visit Turkiye, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

I told him (Netanyahu), ‘We are expecting you first, and then I will pay a visit to Israel with my delegation’, and we agreed on that

Erdogan told reporters during his visit to New York.

“We will start energy drilling work with Israel. Not only will we begin operating energy transmission lines to Turkiye, but also from Turkiye to Europe,” he added.

On Tuesday, Erdogan met with Netanyahu at the Turkish House in New York on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly and discussed a range of issues including bilateral ties and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“Currently, we (Turkiye and Israel) have a total trade volume of $9.5 billion.”We reached an agreement to increase this trade volume from $9.5 billion to a minimum of $15 billion in the first phase,” the Turkish president said.

Erdogan said they also discussed what they can do together in international politics.

“We talked about the benefits of establishing a mechanism in which our ministers can participate to increase cooperation in various fields between the two countries,” he added.

It is possible for the two countries to work together to establish new collaborations in areas such as energy, tourism and technology, Erdogan said.

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