President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Monday with Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, who is visiting Turkey, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister of State for Defense Affairs conveyed the greetings of HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to the Turkish President and people, wishing them further progress and development. For his part, the Turkish President asked the Qatari Minister to convey greetings to HH the Emir and the people of Qatar.
The meeting focused on bilateral relations and the means to enhance them. The two officials also discussed a number of issues of joint interest, particularly in fields relating to military cooperation.
Dr. Al Attiyah also met with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik and the Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi Akar.
During these two separate meetings, they discussed issues of common concern and ways of developing them to serve the common interests of the two countries.
Both meetings were attended by HE Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey Salim bin Mubarak Al Shafi.
Born 9 March 1967, Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar from June 2013 to January 2016. He has been Minister of State for Defense since January 2016. His father was the founder of the Qatar Armed Forces.