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Turkey secures gas agreement with Qatar

Upon the invitation of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attend a meeting in which the two countries signed several agreements and discussed regional developments.

Erdoğan attended the welcoming ceremony, stated as a ‘first’ with horses and camels, in front of the Emirates Council. Following reciting the national anthems of both countries, Erdoğan greeted the escort of honour.

Minister of environment and urbanisation Güldemet Sarı, Minister of Economy Mustafa Elitaş, Minister of Energy and Natural Sources Berat Albayrak, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahir Ünal, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal, Minister of Education Nabi Avcı, Minister of Defence İsmet Yılmaz and Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım were among the participants on ceremony.

Following the ceremony, Erdoğan held a bilateral talk with Al Thani. After the talk, a meeting was held between the two sides’ delegations.

According to Turkish media, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the Gulf State resulted in the signing of an agreement between the two countries, allowing for the sale of Qatari gas to Turkey.

Erdoğan also announced on Wednesday that the two countries have abolished visa requirements.

Thanking Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for his hospitality, Erdoğan announced the developments surrounding the abolishment of visa requirements between the two countries. “The visa restrictions between Turkey and Qatar have been lifted. Now Turkish citizens and Qatari citizens will be able to travel to these countries without a visa,” he said.