Turkish President Erdogan Assures Continuation Of “Positive Dialogue” With Saudi Arabia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said his country is looking forward to continuing “positive dialogue” with Saudi Arabia as part of Ankara’s effort to mend strained ties with the Kingdom.

Speaking to reporters on a flight back from the UAE, Erdogan assured to take concrete steps in the coming period. “We want to develop the process in a positive direction,” Erdogan added.

On January 4, Erdogan announced he will visit Saudi Arabia in February to normalize ties with the Gulf state.

Erdogan said that trade between Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be discussed during his visit to the Kingdom.

Ankara and Riyadh both are looking to repair their diplomatic ties strained in 2018 following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul Consulate.

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