For the first time in a long time, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for discussions with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at totally normalizing relations. Erdogan said discussions with Prince Mohammed would center on strengthening ties between Turkey and Saudi Arabia “greatly increased degree.
Turkish mounted honor guards accompanied the vehicle of the Saudi Crown Prince as it approached the presidential palace complex. Erdogan greeted Prince Mohammed with a ceremony at the presidential palace in Ankara, where the two shook hands and hugged before being greeted by Turkish cabinet members.
Following their meeting, the sides released a joint statement in which they “strongly reaffirmed their shared resolve to begin a new era of cooperation in bilateral relations, including those involving politics, business, the military, security and culture.
The two sides also talked about the potential for expanding and diversifying trade as well as developing collaborations and investments in various fields.
According to the statement, the discussions took place in a spirit of “honesty and fraternity representing the depth of outstanding relations between the two countries.”