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Presided over by President Erdoğan and Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the 2nd Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee Meeting was held Sunday.
Presided over by President Erdoğan and Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the 2nd Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee Meeting was held Sunday.

The 2nd Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee Meeting, which was held Sunday in Trabzon with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in attendance yielded lucrative cooperation agreements across numerous sectors

The second meeting of the Qatar-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee was held Sunday in Trabzon under the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani with an agenda for the further deepening of bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar while views on the regional issues were exchanged. The meeting brought memoranda of understanding, agreements, action plans and a joint declaration between the two countries on areas such as education, health, finance, information, communication, youth, sports, culture, customs and agriculture, which were signed in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. The meeting was held right after President Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Thani held a private talk at the Ramada Hotel in Trabzon. A Memorandum of Understanding on the Coordination of Financial Supervision between the Court of Accounts and the Qatar State Audit Office was signed by comptroller general Seyit Ahmet Baş and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani.

The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) President Dr. Yekta Saraç and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Sani signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of higher education and scientific research between YÖK and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar. The memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of information and communication technology between the governments of the two countries was signed by Transportation, Maritime and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan and Qatari Foreign Minister Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Sani.

The memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences between the governments of Turkey and Qatar was signed by Health Minister Recep Akdağ and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Sani. The Youth and Sports Cooperation Agreement between the governments of the two countries was signed by Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Sani. The memorandum of understanding on cultural cooperation between the governments of Turkey and Qatar was signed between Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdurrahman Al-Sani. The agreement on the avoidance of double taxation between the governments of the two countries was signed by Finance Minister Naci Ağbal and Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif Al-Emadi. The Agreement on Mutual Cooperation and Mutual Aid in Customs between the governments of Turkey and State of Qatar was signed by Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci and Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif Al-Emadi.

The Action Plan between Turkish Small and Medium Sized Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB) and Qatar Development Bank was signed by Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Özlü and Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif Al-Emadi. Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Faruk Çelik and Qatari Municipality and Environment Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi signed the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of agriculture.

Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Özlü and Qatari Municipality and Environment Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi signed the memorandum of understanding between the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and Qatar Laboratories and the Standardization Affairs.

The memorandum of understanding between the governments of the two countries on cooperation in the arrangements of trade fairs was signed between Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Qatari Economy and Trade Minister Sheikh Ahmad bin Jassin bin Mohamed Al-Sani.

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi and Qatar Economy and Commerce Minister Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani​ signed a momerandum of understanging on the Free Zones Cooperation between General Directorate of Free Regions Overseas Investment and Services under Ministry of Economy and Qatar Economic Zones Company.

Another memorandum of understanding on the Defense Industry Cooperation between Turkey and Qatar by Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfenkçi and Qatar Ministry of Defense Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Qatar Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani signed the joint declaration of the 2nd Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee meeting.

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