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  • The diplomatic relations initiated between the UAE and the Republic of Türkiye on the first of April 1973
    The Turkish embassy in Abu Dhabi was opened in 1979, the Turkish Military Attaché in Abu Dhabi was opened in 1999
  • The UAE embassy was opened in Ankara in 1983, the UAE General consulate in Istanbul was opened in 1989 and The UAE military attaché in Ankara was opened in 2005.
  • The Emirati-Turkish relations witnessed a qualitative leap with the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, to Ankara in November 2021, at the invitation of the Turkish President.
  • The visit marked a landmark step towards strengthening ties between the two countries, revolving around mutual interests.
  • The relations between the UAE and Türkiye are witnessing continuous development in vital sectors, mirroring the keenness of the leadership of the two countries to develop joint work and create more opportunities for cooperation.
  • The UAE leadership believes that strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries will contribute to regional stability, prosperity and peace.
  • The bilateral cooperation between UAE & Türkiye started in 1984 with the Economic & Technical Cooperation Agreement between the two countries. After that, in 1993 both sides signed the agreement on the avoidance of double taxation. Over the years, agreements which developed and strengthened relations were made by both parties.    

Some Agreements & Protocols in force between UAE & Türkiye 

  • Agreement on Economic & Technical Cooperation
  • Agreement on Air Transportation between UAE & Türkiye
  • Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation
  • Agreement on Military Cooperation
  • Agreement on bilateral visa exemption for person with diplomatic passport
  • Bilateral Agreement between Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage and Turkey’s Tourism & Culture Ministry
  • Political Consultancy Agreement between Foreign Ministries of both countries
  • Know-How Transfer & Bilateral Cooperation Agreement between money markets of both countries
  • Agreement on Dual Council Establishment
  • Agreement on Bilateral Cultural Cooperation
  • Memorandum of Understanding for financial security exchange in the context of combating money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Turkish Sovereign Fund and Abu Dhabi Port Company
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and Turkish Sovereign Fund
  • A memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and the Presidential Investment Authority in Turkey .
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange and Istanbul Stock Exchange.
  • Cooperation agreement between the Turkish Central Bank and its UAE counterpart.
  • An administrative cooperation and partnership agreement on matters pertaining to customs  between Turkey and UAE.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on energy between the two countries.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in environment between Turkey and the UAE
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