Türkiye And Qatar Sign 11 Agreements to Enhance Cooperation

The economic relations between Qatar and Türkiye have flourished in the past two decades, with both FDI inflows and bilateral trade volume growing significantly.

As part of the efforts of both counties to take bilateral relations to the next level, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visited Istanbul to co-chair the 8th Session of the Türkiye-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October 14.

The leaders earlier held one-on-one talks where all aspects of bilateral relations, potential steps to enhance cooperation, and current regional and global issues were discussed.

During the visit, Qatar and Türkiye signed 11 agreements in fields ranging from diplomacy to media, culture, emergency response and disaster management.

Accordingly, a cooperation protocol on media and communications was signed between Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and Qatari Ambassador to Ankara Muhammad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al-Thani, as well as a cooperation protocol between Türkiye's public broadcaster TRT and Qatar TV.

The meetings of the Türkiye-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee started in Doha in 2014 as a mechanism for high-level dialogue and alternate each year between the two countries. Thanks to the agreements concluded in this scope, the bilateral trade volume between the two countries surged more than 100 percent from 2016 to 2020.​

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