The Turkish ambassador to Qatar, Mehmet Mustafa Kokso, said that the seventh session of the joint high strategic committee between Qatar and Turkey, which will be held in the Qatari capital, Doha, next Tuesday; It will witness the signing of more cooperation agreements between the two countries.
Kokso added – in a statement that Al Jazeera Net received a copy of – that the session, which will be chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will witness the signing of new agreements in the fields of culture, trade and investment, relief, youth and sports, event organization, diplomacy, and development. , and health.
The Turkish president will arrive in Qatar tomorrow, Monday, where he will lead the Turkish delegation at the meeting of the seventh session of the Joint Higher Strategic Committee.
Kokso pointed out that since the establishment of the Joint Higher Strategic Committee between Qatar and Turkey, more than 60 agreements and 6 joint statements have been signed, and these agreements vary in the fields of economy, industry, defense, security, investment, energy, culture, intellectual property, education, youth and economy, and other vital areas of cooperation.
He stressed that these successive meetings and mutual visits in a short and short time reflect the mutual keenness between the two sides to communicate and coordinate efforts constantly, and at the same time they are one of the manifestations of the strength of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Kokso stressed that Qatar and Turkey converge on many files, most notably the war crisis in Syria, the tense political situation in Libya, and the field of combating terrorism.
Ambassador Kokso stressed that there is permanent coordination between Ankara and Doha regarding the Afghan issue, as there is a constant discussion between them regarding the humanitarian situation and the security and political developments in Afghanistan.
Pointing out that the fruit of this cooperation appeared in the re-running of the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, as a lifeline for those stranded in Afghanistan.
Kokso praised Qatar’s humanitarian care for the Afghan brothers who are hosting them temporarily until they move to their next destination, in addition to its diplomatic and humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Afghan people.
economic and trade relations
With regard to the economic and trade relations between the two countries, Coxo said that they are witnessing a great development and an unparalleled boom, as the volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounted to nearly $1.5 billion.
He stressed that the main Turkish exports to Qatar include building materials supplies, electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, carpets, jewelry, and dairy products, while the most important imports from Qatar to Turkey come in the fields of unprocessed aluminum, liquefied gas (LNG), and plastic products.
The Turkish ambassador said, “There are 183 companies with Qatari capital operating in Turkey, while there are 711 Turkish companies operating in Qatar, including 47 companies with 100% Turkish capital, in addition to 15 companies registered in the Qatar Free Zone.
Kokso indicated that the current value of Qatari investments in Turkey amounted to $33.2 billion until December 2020, and the current value of Turkish investments in Qatar amounted to $32 million.