Turkish president arrives in Kuwait for working visit


Erdogan conveys his condolences to recently sworn-in Kuwaiti Emir Al-Sabah over passing of his predecessor. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in the Gulf state of Kuwait for a working visit.

Private jet “TUR” carrying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accompanying delegation landed at Kuwait Emirate Airport at 12.15 pm (0915GMT).

Erdogan was welcomed by a Kuwaiti delegation headed by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Turkey’s Ambassador to Kuwait Ayse Hilal Sayan Koytak.

Erdogan conveyed his condolences to recently sworn-in Kuwaiti Emir Al-Sabah over the passing of his predecessor Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who recently died at age 91.

During their talks, bilateral relations will be discussed as well as views on regional issues.

Later today, Erdogan is scheduled to visit Qatar to meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The duo is to discuss opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation and also exchange views on regional and international issues.

Accompanying the president are several top Turkish officials, including Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) head Hakan Fidan, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.