President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai on February 14-15 at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as part of joint efforts of Türkiye and the UAE to review bilateral relations and further enhance cooperation. This visit follows Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's visit to Türkiye last November at the invitation of President Erdoğan.
Following the welcoming ceremony in Abu Dhabi, President Erdoğan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the meeting between the delegations at the Qasr Al Watan and presided over the signing of 13 agreements in the fields of defense, healthcare, climate change, industry, technology, culture, agriculture, trade, economy, land and maritime transportation, youth, disaster management, meteorology, communications, and archives.
As part of his visit to Abu Dhabi, President Erdoğan addressed at the United Arab Emirates-Türkiye Economic Forum held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. “Our shared goal with the UAE is now to elevate our bilateral relations to much higher levels in all areas," President Erdoğan said, noting that the UAE has been Türkiye's main trade partner in the Gulf region. He also stated that the recently inked agreements in a wide variety of areas, ranging from industry, advanced technology, and transportation to healthcare, agriculture, and bilateral investments have expressed joint willingness to further cooperate.
President Erdoğan also met with Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and honored the Türkiye Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020. Following their bilateral meeting at the Expo, President Erdoğan and Dubai Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum co-chaired a meeting between delegations.