King Hamad, President Erdogan hold talks

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King Hamad, President Erdogan hold talks

King Hamad, President Erdogan hold talks

(Manama) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a closed meeting and discussed strong bilateral relations, in addition to regional and international issues and developments.
The two leaders then co-chaired a session of official talks, in the presence of members of both delegations. Addressing the session, President Erdogan welcomed HM the King, hailing his official visit to Turkey. The Turkish leader commended HM the King for the phone call in the aftermath of the coup attempt.
“The people and government of Turkey will never forget this stance which will remain engraved in our memory”, he said, thanking HM the King and the people of Bahrain, in his name, and on behalf of the Turkish people.
President Erdogan extended thanks to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, hailing his charismatic personality and political statesmanship in the region.
He commended the outstanding bilateral relations and said that he directed to expand military, economic and trade cooperation and benefit from the Turkish expertise in the sectors of health, energy, industry, tourism and social housing. President Erdogan called for the joint economic committee to convene during the last quarter of this year in Turkey to expand cooperation and boost the volume of trade exchanges.
He invited HM the King to attend the energy conference to be held in Turkey in October, hailing Bahrain’s stances against terrorist organisations.
Addressing the joint session, HM the King said that Bahrain welcomed the reinstatement of security and stability in Turkey, led by President Erdogan, wishing Turkey and its people further progress and prosperity.
The King thanked President Erdogan for his invitation to pay an official visit to Turkey, commending the leadership, government and people of Turkey for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality.
“We would like to stress the importance of fraternal communication between our brotherly countries”, he said, hailing the historic standing of Turkey, which represents a successful model to emulate in the region.
The Kingdom of Bahrain, HM the King said, firmly considers Turkey as a brother and ally, adding that his visit will herald new horizons for joint work and boost deep-rooted relations. He highlighted the common bonds linking the two countries, citing particularly Islamic culture, joint cultural heritage, exchanged visits and expertise for the sake of the two countries.
The two leaders voiced satisfaction with the pace of steadily-growing relations, stressing the importance of constant consultation, joint coordination, exchanging visits and expertise. They lauded the tangible progress and successful cooperation between the private sectors and businessmen, stressing the importance of pursuing the momentum and further expanding joint cooperation.
(Courtesy BNA)