The Turkish President arrives in the UAE capital on an official visit

Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived on Monday afternoon in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on an official two-day visit, at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Turkish President was received at Abu Dhabi Airport by UAE Minister of State Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, and Turkish Ambassador to Abu Dhabi Togay Tunchar.

Erdogan is accompanied by Foreign Ministers Mevlüt Çavusoglu, Interior Suleyman Soylu, Finance Nureddin Nebati, Trade Mehmet Mus, Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Transport and Infrastructure Adil Kara Ismailoglu, Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, and Head of the Presidential Communications Department Fahrettin Altun Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, and Head of the Defense Industries Authority Ismail Demir.

Erdogan had stressed in a press conference held at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul before leaving for Abu Dhabi that dialogue and cooperation between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are important in terms of stability and peace in the entire region.

The Turkish President indicated that the visit comes at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and that a large delegation is accompanying him during the visit, and that his last visit to the UAE was in 2013, when he was Prime Minister.

Erdogan stressed that relations between the two countries have entered a new phase, with the visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to Ankara last November.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency