Turkey, Saudi Arabia to boost cooperation on terrorism

ANKARA , Turkey’s Prime Minister on Thursday stressed increased cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism in Ankara.

Binali Yildirim discussed bilateral ties and regional issues during a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Nayef, according to prime ministerial sources.

Yildirim said the two nations would promote the “Turk-Saudi Coordination Council” within the body of foreign ministries and “institutionalize” the ties more as he recalled King Salman’s visit to Turkey in April and that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had discussed joint interests and worked on strengthening relations.

According to the sources, bin Nayef highlighted the “key role” of Turkey and Saudi Arabia’s cooperation in regard to regional peace and security.

Muhammad bin Nayef later Thursday met Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “These visits show the solidarity and support to Turkey, we thank him [bin Nayef] for this,” Cavusoglu said.

This article was originally published in the ANADOLU AGENCY

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