Turkey is a “great natural partner” for the UAE and the two countries “share a similar perspective and agree on a number of strategic issues,” a senior UAE official said Wednesday.
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, told Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT): “As we celebrate our Golden Jubilee, partnerships and bridge building will continue to be central to ours next 50 years of development. ”Plans. We are therefore concentrating on the priority of sustainable economic growth and prosperity alongside regional and global partners. “
“That means building stronger economic, trade, business and cultural ties with nations around the world like Turkey. As a close regional neighbor, Turkey is just a great natural partner, ”he added.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, in Ankara on Wednesday.
Al Jaber is part of the high-level delegation that Sheikh Mohamed is accompanying on his official visit.
“From our engagements with various Turkish counterparts it is obvious and very clear that we share a similar perspective and agree on a number of issues that are strategically important for both of us,” he said.
“It is our common interests, our real commitment and our common vision for peace, stability and prosperity, not just for us, but for the entire region.”
Al Jaber highlighted that the United Arab Emirates are Turkey’s largest regional trading partner.
“From 2019 to 2020, the UAE’s exports to Turkey increased by more than 110 percent and total trade increased by 21 percent,” he said.
The United Arab Emirates are now “taking a comprehensive approach” to the partnership with Turkey, he stressed. “We will build on the existing foundations between the two countries and strengthen our economic, trade and social ties in several sectors, including energy, healthcare, food and agriculture, logistics, ports, transportation, industry and manufacturing, infrastructure, finance and capital markets. “, Technology, tourism, culture and more.”
The UAE announced on Wednesday that it will set up one that will focus on logistics, energy, healthcare and food.
The Emirati minister said that for the past five years, the UAE has mainly invested in Turkey’s transport sector, renewable energy and tourism, while Turkish investments in the UAE have focused on construction, automotive components and renewable energy.
“We are now ready to move into the next phase and build on these investments,” he said.