Saudi Foreign Minister claims that relations with Turkey are ‘good and amicable’

Demands to boycott Turkish products were surfaced by Saudi and Emirati social media activists in October.

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  • Saudi foreign minister expresses that relations with Turkey are good.
  • The foreign minister also said that Saudi Arabia continues to seek a solution to the dispute with Qatar.
  • Saudi Arabia is currently holding the G20 summit, which Turkey is also attending.

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. (Reuters)

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, said on Saturday that relations with Turkey are “good and amicable.”

According to a Reuters’ statement, the foreign minister, whose country is hosting the G20 summit in which Turkey attended, rejected any form of an informal boycott of Turkish products.

Demands to boycott Turkish products were surfaced by Saudi and Emirati social media activists in October. Nonetheless, such calls had less impact on Turkish products.

Closer to home, the foreign minister confirmed that Saudi Arabia continues to seek a solution to the dispute with Qatar.

However, he stressed that an answer must “address legitimate security concerns.”

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In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade, with the four states accusing Doha of supporting terrorist groups: an accusation vociferously denied by Qatar.

(File photo/MEMO)

Earlier on Friday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, agreed in a phone call on Friday to boost bilateral ties and solve outstanding disputes via dialogue.

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