Saudi Crown Prince in Turkey to discuss regional issues
Media outlets noted as well that a number of agreements will be signed in the economic and cultural fields
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz arrived in Ankara on Thursday afternoon ahead of a two-day official visit, during which he will meet with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
The Saudi Crown Prince discussed with the Turkish prime minister bilateral cooperation, regional issues, including the situation in Syria and Yemen, the relations with Iran and the fight against ISIS.
Turkish analyst Mustafa Ozcan said in an interview with Al Arabiya Channel, the visit - which comes at a “very sensitive time” - would see bilateral ties take the lead, and the Turkish government would also discuss with the Saudi crown prince the signing of a free trade agreement between Turkey and GCC States.
Media outlets noted as well that a number of agreements would be signed regarding both economic and cultural areas.
Asharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted, Mustafa Goksu, senior advisor at the Investment Support and Promotion Agency at the Turkish prime ministry, saying the Saudi crown prince would meet during his visit with owners and directors of the country’s top business companies.
Goksu noted that Saudi Arabia was a business hub for the entire Gulf region. He added that more than 700 Saudi companies were currently investing in Turkey, with investments amounting to more than $2 billion.