Turkey thinks relations with Gulf countries important: president

21:52, April 12, 2010      

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul said here on Monday that Turkey attached great importance to the improvement of relations with Oman and other Gulf countries.

Gul made the statement at a press conference before his departure for Oman. It is the first visit by a Turkish president to Oman in the past 13 years.

Gul was accompanied by a delegation of nearly 300 people, including MPs, representatives of companies and journalists.

Gul said his three-day visit took place upon an invitation by Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

The Turkish president is expected to meet the sultan and members of the Omani government. He is also set to attend Turkish- Omani Business Forum.

There are cooperation opportunities between Turkey and Oman in areas of construction, infrastructure, energy, tourism and defense industry, said Gul.

Source: Xinhua


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