H.H. Sheikh Mohammed meets President Erdogan at Expo 2020


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has met the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed welcomed President Erdogan and his accompanying delegation in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and His Highness Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed said Turkey’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai offers both countries an opportunity to explore new avenues to expand economic and cultural ties. He also highlighted the importance of mutual visits of leaders from the two nations which will give an impetus to bilateral relations and collaboration in different areas.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed and President Erdogan discussed the future of their strategic partnership and ways to promote economic cooperation, while also discussing ways to involve the private sector in expanding ties in various areas, especially those covered by the agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries including investment, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, industry, advanced technologies, climate, culture and youth, among others.

His Highness expressed the UAE’s keenness to usher in a new phase of collaboration that will serve the interests of both nations. The two leaders talked on how they can work together to maximise the two countries’ human resources and talent as well as expand technical and economic collaboration and an exchange of expertise mainly in the areas of technology, innovation, space, artificial intelligence and renewable energy.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed praised the regional and international stature that Turkey has built under the leadership of President Erdogan. He also said cooperation between the UAE and Turkey will contribute to further enhancing security and stability across the region, which will, in turn, help promote investment and economic growth.

The meeting also reviewed the latest regional and international developments with the two sides discussing their views on new initiatives that can further promote peace, security and stability.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome he received in the UAE and expressed the hope  the visit will usher in a new phase of bilateral ties that serves the mutual interests of the two nations. The Turkish President also congratulated the UAE on the exceptional organisation of Expo 2020 Dubai.

More from UAE