The UAE and Turkey have signed 13 cooperation agreements and MoUs in various sectors including investment, defence and climate action.
The pacts were finalised during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the UAE.
It’s his first official trip to the country in nine years, and comes nearly three months after Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Ankara.
During their latest meeting in Abu Dhabi, the two leaders reviewed the prospects of further consolidating bilateral relations and also exchanged views on a number of issues across the region.
The agreements and MoUs signed by the two countries during a ceremony held at Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi included the following:
1 – A Memorandum of Understanding in the fields of health and medical sciences was exchanged by UAE Minister of Health & Prevention Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2 – A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of advanced industries and technologies was exchanged by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and Mustafa Varank, Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology.
3 – A Memorandum of Understanding on climate action was exchanged by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs.
4 – A Memorandum of Understanding in the cultural field between the governments of the UAE and Turkey was exchanged by Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, and Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
5- A Joint Statement of Intent on initiating a comprehensive economic partnership agreement between the UAE and Turkey was exchanged by Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, and Mehmet Muş, Turkish Minister of Commerce.
6- A Memorandum of Understanding in the agricultural field was exchanged by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
7- A Memorandum of Understanding in the fields of land and sea transport was exchanged by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.
8 – A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of youth affairs was exchanged by Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism.
9 – A Memorandum of Understanding on crisis and disaster management was exchanged by Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, Chairman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, and Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.
10 – A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of meteorology was exchanged by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Meteorological Centre, Faris Muhammad Al Mazrouei, and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs.
11 – A media cooperation protocol was exchanged by Saeed Al Eter, Head of the UAE Government Media Office, and Farhan Altan, Head of Communications – Turkish President’s Office.
12 – A Letter of Intent on defence cooperation was exchanged by Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, and President of Turkish Defense Industries, İsmail Demir.
13 – A Protocol of Cooperation between the UAE’s National Library and Archives and the General Directorate of State Archives, affiliated to the Turkish Presidency was exchanged by Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Acting Director-General of the National Library and Archives, and Dr. Uğur Ünal, Director of State Archives of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.