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Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel al-Turaifi

Ankara-Turkish Deputy Premier and government Spokesman Numan Kurtulmuş confirmed that enhancing relations between his country and Saudi Arabia leads to establishing peace in the region.

This came as the Turkish Deputy Premier received Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel al-Turaifi at the headquarters of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on Friday.

The Turkish and Saudi parts signed a memorandum of understanding between the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT, and the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC).

Kurtulmuş said that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s visit to Ankara aimed at boosting relations of historical and cultural dimensions between the two countries.

He noted that cooperation is ongoing between Riyadh and Ankara in all fields.

Kurtulmuş reiterated his thanks to the Kingdom for being one of the first countries to support Turkey in the failed coup last July.

For his part, Minister Adel al-Turaifi said that his ministry is doing all what it can to strengthen cultural cooperation with Turkey.

Moreover, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also signed an applied protocol program on cultural cooperation on Friday.

The protocol was signed by Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci and Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi.

The protocol aims at enhancing cultural ties between the two countries in the years 2017 and 2018.

It will include exchange of expertise in various aspects of culture: music, literature, art and heritage.

It will also encourage holding cultural exhibits in the two countries.