King Abdullah, Prime Minister Erdogan co-chair talks

January 18, 2010

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan co-chaired bilateral talks today at the King’s palace in Riyadh. During the session, they discussed regional issues, particularly the stalled Mideast peace process, as well as international developments. The talks also covered the ongoing strategic dialogue between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Turkey. Both sides expressed hope that a GCC-Turkish trade agreement will soon be finalized.

The meeting was attended by Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Riyadh Governor Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz; Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Royal Advisor Prince Abdul-Ilah bin Abdulaziz; Deputy Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz; Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Daoud Oglu; and a number of other senior officials.

Prime Minister Erdogan arrived in Riyadh yesterday. While in the Kingdom, he will also visit Makkah to perform Umrah rituals.

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