Saudi crown prince and Turkish PM meet to boost cooperation on terrorism

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Nayef started his two days Turkey visit and met with Turkey’s Prime Minister on Thursday stressing increased cooperation between Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism.

According to the sources in the Turkish Prime Ministry, Yıldırım said the two nations would promote the “Turk-Saudi Coordination Council” within the body of foreign ministries and “institutionalize” the ties more as he recalled King Salman’s visit to Turkey in April and that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had discussed joint interests and worked on strengthening relations.

Later Thursday, Nayef met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. “These visits show the solidarity and support to Turkey, we thank him [bin Nayef] for this,” Çavuşoğlu said.

Saudi Crown Prince is expected to meet President Erdoğan on Friday.

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