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Turkish Pres. stresses intentions to improve relations with GCC, Egypt

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
ANKARA, Dec 1 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stressed his country's keenness to improve bilateral relations with GCC countries and Egypt.
Regarding the relations with Egypt, Erdogan said in a televised interview on Tuesday, that meetings are continuing on the ministerial level, hoping that "different developments will occur in this regard".
As for the United Arab Emirates, Turkish President described relations with UAE as a "historic step", referring to the USD 10 billion worth agreements signed during the visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed to Ankara last week.
He pointed out that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and head of the intelligence service, Hakan Fidan will visit UAE soon, in addition to his intention to visit Abu Dhabi next February.
In the same context, Erdogan indicated that there would be talks with Bahrain, pointing out that Bahraini officials will visit Ankara later this month to hold meetings to discuss enhancing cooperation.
He confirmed that there are serious possibilities for cooperation between Turkey and the GCC states, wishing that new cooperative projects will be implemented between the two sides as opportunities for joint investment. (end) rs.nhq