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Turkiye, Saudi Arabia to open new era of cooperation

ISTANBUL, June 22 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman agreed on Wednesday to deepen consultation and cooperation on regional issues to strengthen stability and peace.
During their meeting, they discussed the prospects of opening new era of cooperation in the bilateral ties in the political, economic, military, security and cultural areas.
Both sides vowed to develop and maintain cooperation on the basis of the "historical brotherhood" of the two nations for the future of the region, according to a joint declaration carried by Anadolu Agency (AA).
Also, they highlighted the importance of increasing the number of flights, easing bilateral trade, exploring investment opportunities and transforming them into concrete partnerships.
Saudi Arabia expressed gratitude for Turkiye's support for Riyadh's bid to host EXPO 2030, according to the joint declaration.
In late April, Erdogan paid a two-day working visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at boosting the bilateral ties.
During his visit, Erdogan met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as well as the Crown Prince, and discussed various international, regional, and bilateral issues.
On his way back to Turkiye following his visit to Saudi Arabia, Erdogan had said Ankara and Riyadh are determined to continue efforts for the common interests and stability of the region. (end) ta.sma.gb