Hakan Fidan: Turkey, UAE, Iraq and Qatar continues intensive negotiations regarding project “Development Road”

Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said, Turkey, the UAE, Iraq and Qatar, intensive negotiations are continuing regarding the project of development of the development of Turkey-Iraq.

The Turkish minister announced this at a joint press conference following negotiations with the UK Foreign Minister James Cleverly.

Fidan said that new trade routes are becoming more and more important against the background of the latest geopolitical events, including the Pandemia of Coronavirus, the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the competition between the USA and China.

“These three events, along with new trade routes, also attracted attention to those (trade routes), which were discussed earlier in theory,” he said.

According to Fidan, trade routes are also one of the important tools in the context of geopolitical competition. As an example, Fidan noted the draft economic corridor of the India-School East-Europe, the agreement on which was signed at the G20 summit in New Delhi.

“Another important project that was discussed at the G20 summit with the participation of the President of Turkey is the” Development Road “Turkey-Iraq. Turkey expressed its support to the project. At the moment, Turkey, the UAE, Iraq and Qatar are continuing intensive negotiations regarding this project “, – he said.

– Türkiye is an indispensable partner of the United Kingdom.

The Foreign Minister of the UK James Cleverly, in turn, noted that Turkey is an indispensable partner of the United Kingdom.

According to him, during negotiations with Fidan, issues of strengthening bilateral ties were discussed. “This year, more than 4 million British citizens are expected to arrive in Turkey,” he said.

Cleverly also noted the growth of trade between Turkey and Great Britain.

“Britain highly appreciates the efforts of Turkey to renew the Black Sea grain initiative and attaches great importance to relations with Ankara. Turkey is extremely important for the UK, from the point of view of our common security and prosperity. Relations with Turkey are also important for Europe, the region, and for all peace as a whole, ”he said.