Saudi Foreign Minister affirmed that relations with Turkey are “good and friendly”

November 22, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Saturday that relations with Turkey are “good and friendly,” according to a statement quoted by Reuters.

The foreign minister, whose country is the host of the G20 summit Turkey attended, denied any form of informal boycott of Turkish products, Anadolu reports.

Demands to boycott Turkish products emerged from Saudi and Emirati social media activists in October. However, these appeals had less impact on Turkish products.

Closer to home, he confirmed that Saudi Arabia is still seeking a solution to the dispute with Qatar, although he stressed that a response must “address legitimate security concerns.”

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade, with all four states accusing Doha of supporting terrorist groups, a charge that Qatar flatly denied.

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