The Qatari Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, commented on what is being circulated regarding Turkish and Iranian interference in the affairs of Arab countries.
Turkey and Iran
And that was during a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, at the end of the session. 155 for the University Council at the ministerial level, which is chaired by the State of Qatar
Sheikh said Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman: “There is confusion between bilateral relations of countries and relations within the framework of the Arab League.”
He added, “We refuse to interfere in the internal affairs of Qatar or any other country, and every country has the right to preserve its security and sovereignty. And take appropriate measures to achieve this.
The Qatari Foreign Minister, during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed that cooperation. Between his country and Turkey, it is “strategic”, as he described it.
He praised the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, whether political or economic, and others in various fields.
In the press conference, the Qatari Foreign Minister expressed his thanks to Turkey for its support for the Gulf reconciliation, and the price for its stance. From the results of the “Al-Ula” summit.
Reconciliation between the four countries and Qatar took place at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which was held on January 5th. In the Saudi city of Al-Ula, the four countries announced the lifting of restrictions and the return of relations.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced, in June 2017, that they would sever ties with Qatar.
The four countries closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft, and prevented and suspended commercial dealings with the emirate. Qataris entering its territory.
Qatari-Turkish military cooperation
Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced joint exercises between its armed forces and its Qatari counterpart in the Gulf state. And continue throughout this March.
The Turkish Defense Ministry said, in an official statement, on Monday, that the exercises that will take place between March 2 and the 31 of this month. It aims to “develop mutual cooperation and interoperability”.
It also aims to “contribute to increasing the military capacity of the Qatari Armed Forces.”
And mid-December, the joint Turkish-Qatari forces and the Qatari special forces conducted maneuvers around. Fighting terrorism in populated neighborhoods.
On December 4, 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that military trainers in its armed forces had provided for members of the Qatari army. Field exercises in Doha on the use of mortar shells.
Relations at the military level were strengthened following the outbreak of the Gulf crisis in the summer of 2017, when the cooperation agreement was entered into. Al-Askari comes into effect after the Turkish Parliament ratified it. And its approval by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Under the agreement, a Turkish military base was established in Qatar, and joint exercises were carried out.
The agreement provides for the formation of a mechanism to enhance cooperation between the two sides in the fields of military training and the defense industry. And joint exercises, the mutual stationing of forces between the two sides.
Strengthen the relationship
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that relations with Qatar are being strengthened and developed in all fields. Noting that they are cooperating together to solve the problems of the region by peaceful means.
This came during a joint press conference with his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, after a bilateral meeting in Doha.
He expressed his happiness at being in sisterly and friendly Qatar, his last stop on the Gulf tour.
He added, “After the last meeting of the Supreme Strategic Committee, we reviewed the decisions taken that day and the steps. Which we will take next. ”
He continued, “I am pleased to say that the Turkish-Qatari relations are getting stronger and more sophisticated in all areas with each passing day.”
He stated that they will continue to work together to strengthen relations between the two countries in all fields, especially trade exchange and investments.
He expressed his happiness to see Qatar grow stronger day by day, referring to the successful preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
He pointed out that his country welcomes the return of matters to their normal course between Qatar and other Gulf countries, expressing his thanks. To Kuwait for its efforts in this regard.
He continued: “This is an important beginning, but I hope that relations between these brotherly countries will fully return to normal in the coming period,” stressing that the lifting of the embargo and restrictions is an important beginning.
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