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People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Abu Dhabi-Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mustafa Levent Bilgen, has stressed the strength of existing relations between the two countries and underlined the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination in various spheres.

The Turkish ambassador praised the UAE’s position of supporting the constitutional legitimacy and the will of the Turkish people as well as its condemnation of the failed coup attempt which took place in Turkey on July 15.

He said that his country appreciated the UAE’s keen interest in the security and stability of Turkey and its people. He noted that the UAE was among the first countries to declare solidarity with Turkey’s constitutional legitimacy and reject the failed coup attempt.

The ambassador described the UAE-Turkish relations as excellent and said “there is wide cooperation between the two countries in various spheres.”

UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan held in mid-July a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, expressing the country’s keenness on the security and stability of Turkey.

Sheikh Abdullah said that the UAE had been following the developments in Turkey with “extreme concern.”

The UAE Foreign Minister welcomed the return of Turkey to its legitimate and constitutional track and termed it an expression of the Turkish people’s will.