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Look: Sheikh Mohammed meets Turkey President Erdogan at Expo 2020 Dubai

Erdogan arrived in the UAE on Monday for a two-day visit.



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By Web Desk

Published: Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Feb 2022, 8:46 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Tuesday met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Turkish President, who is currently on an official visit to the UAE, participated in his country’s national day celebrations at Expo 2020.

Sheikh Mohammed welcomed President Erdogan, saying that Turkey’s participation in Expo 2020 offers both countries an opportunity to explore new avenues to expand economic and cultural ties.

The Dubai Ruler also highlighted the importance of mutual visits of leaders from the two nations, which will give an impetus to bilateral relations and collaboration in diverse spheres.

Both leaders discussed ways to promote economic cooperation. They also discussed ways to involve the private sector in expanding ties in various areas, especially those covered by the agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries including investment, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, industry, advanced technologies, climate, culture and youth, among others.

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The Dubai Ruler expressed the UAE’s keenness to usher in a new phase of collaboration that will serve the interests of both nations.

The leaders discussed how they can work together to maximise human resources and talent as well as expand technical and economic collaboration and exchange of expertise mainly in the areas of technology, innovation, space, artificial intelligence and renewable energy.

Sheikh Mohammed praised the regional and international stature that Turkey has built under the leadership of President Erdogan and said the cooperation between the UAE and Turkey will contribute to further enhance security and stability across the region, which will help promote investment and economic growth.

The two sides discussed their views on new initiatives that can further promote peace, security and stability across the region.

President Erdogan expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome he received in the UAE and expressed the hope that the visit will usher in a new phase of bilateral ties that serves the mutual interests of the two nations.

The Turkish President also congratulated the UAE on the exceptional organisation of Expo 2020 Dubai.


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