Turkey visit renews bond of cooperation: Saudi Crown Prince

Turkish Premier Holds Dinner, in grace of the Crown Prince. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, deputy premier and minister of interior, sent separate cables of thanks to Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan and Premier Binali Yilldirim following his two-day official visit.

“I am pleased as I leave your country, at the end of my official visit and I want to convey to your excellency deep thanks and great gratitude for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to me and my accompanying delegation,” the Crown Prince said in his cable to President Erdogan.

“Mr. President, our discussions achieved positive results which would strengthen the strategic cooperation between the two countries, according to the vision of King Salman and your excellency.

“The visit has confirmed the depth of the relationship between our two countries, the common desire of enhancing them in all fields and allowed us to renew the bonds of cooperation and amity between the Saudi and Turkish brotherly peoples.”

In his cable to the Prime Minister Yildirim, the Crown Prince said: “The visit gave us a chance to discuss bilateral relations in all fields in a way that emphasized our mutual keenness on moving together ahead in fostering strategic relations and underscored the significance of continuous coordination and consultation on issues of mutual interest to best serve the two countries and peoples.”

Crown Prince Mohammed was honored with the Order of the Republic — the second highest state order in Turkey.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decorated the Crown Prince with the honor during a reception hosted by him at the Presidential Palace on Friday.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey signed a number of agreements in the fields of manpower and media cooperation, science and culture.
A memorandum of understanding in the cultural field was also signed.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on October 3, 2016.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50