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Turkey to build speciality hospital in Qatar soon

Satyendra Pathak


The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met Prime Minister of Turkey Dr Ahmet Davutoglu and the accompanying delegation in Doha on Thursday. They discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them as well as a number of regional issues.

Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani also attended the meeting.

During the talks, the PM welcomed the Turkish Premier saying the Qatari - Turkish relations benefit from the attention paid by the leadership of the two countries.

"We look forward to continue efforts to enhance the excellent and deeply-rooted bilateral relations over the decades, which witnessed a steady development in political, economic, security, cultural and other fields," the PM said.

The PM and the Turkish Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a Cooperation Agreement in the military field.

Later addressing the Qatari-Turkish Business Forum, Davutoglu said Turkey will start building a multi-million dollar super speciality hospital in Qatar soon and a number of Turkish doctors will join the health sector in Qatar.

He said Qatar's strategic location in the GCC region makes it a preferred trade partner for Turkey. Various initiatives, including the free trade agreement with Qatar, are being taken to increase trade volume between the two countries, he added.

Currently, the trade volume between the two countries is $1.3 billion and a figure of $5 billion is targetted in the coming years, he said.

Davutoglu said Turkey has found a very reliable partner in Qatar to secure its energy needs."Turkey's long-term LNG deal with Qatar is very strategic in diversifying our sources for energy. Dependence on Qatari energy will only increase in the coming years," he said.

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