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Erdogan in Saudi, several deals inked

Erdogan in Saudi, several deals inked. Image Source: IANS News

Jeddah, July 18 : As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia, the two nations signed a number of deals encompassing investment, the defence industry, energy and communications.

The agreements were signed on Monday after delegation meetings led by Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the city of Jeddah, reports Anadolu News Agency.

President Erdogan earlier had a meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince behind closed doors at Al-Salam Royal Palace.

The Turkish leader arrived on Monday in Saudi Arabia as part of a three-day Gulf tour to strengthen ties.

He was welcomed by a number of high-ranking Saudi officials, including Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Xinhua news agency reported.

Before leaving Istanbul earlier in the day, Erdogan told a news conference that the main agenda of his visit to the Gulf states is about investments and financing.

The President is being accompanied by members of his Cabinet and other Turkish officials.

After Saudi Arabia, Erdogan will visit Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

— The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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