On Saturday, Emirati newspapers praised the signing of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Turkey, stressing that it is “a historic milestone in the course of relations and inaugurates a new phase of cooperation and friendship between the two countries.”
This came, according to what was reported by the official Emirates News Agency, the day after the two countries signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with the aim of enhancing trade and mutual investments between the two countries.
The signing was witnessed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a summit they held via visual communication technology.
According to the agency, “the local newspapers issued on Saturday morning confirmed that the partnership agreement marks a new stage in the path of relations and constitutes an advanced historical station and a new era in the path of joint cooperation towards broader areas for the benefit of the two countries.”
Under the headline “UAE and Turkey… Partnership and Development,” Al-Ittihad newspaper said that the agreement “inaugurates a new phase in the path of relations, cooperation and friendship,” according to the same source.
The newspaper stressed that the agreement “lays strong foundations for accelerating trade exchange,” noting that “Turkey is the fastest growing partner among the UAE’s top 10 trade partners.”
Al-Ittihad newspaper added, “The UAE and Turkey are among the most important and most developed economies, and they meet as crossing points and two important commercial centers linking the East and the West.”
And she stressed that this matter “contributes to advancing development, not only between the two countries, but also at the level of the region and the world.”
The newspaper pointed out that “the UAE and Turkey will be able, through this partnership, to move forward towards construction and development, and to overcome the conditions left by the earthquake (which occurred on February 6) and open horizons for great opportunities.”
In the same context, the Emirati newspaper, Al-Watan, said that this agreement “constitutes an advanced historical station in the march of qualitative relations and a new era in the path of joint cooperation towards broader areas for the benefit of the two countries,” according to the agency.
Under the headline “The UAE and Turkey… Historical Relations and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” the newspaper went on to say that “the agreement is the culmination of ties based on strong foundations that characterize the relations of the two countries and their growing importance, both at the regional and global levels.”
On Friday, President Erdogan expressed his confidence in increasing the volume of trade exchange with the UAE to $25 billion in 5 years, thanks to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
Erdogan thanked everyone who contributed to the signing of the agreement, sending his greetings in his name and the Turkish people to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Emirates, and all members of his family.
In a tweet, the UAE president described the agreement as “a qualitative step in the course of the two countries’ relations.”