Ankara, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

The relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia were discussed, and views on the G20 Leaders’ Summit, whose term chair is Saudi Arabia this year, were exchanged.

President Erdogan and King Salman agreed on keeping channels of dialogue open in order for the bilateral relations to be enhanced and for issues to be settled.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed bilateral ties during a phone conversation, Turkey’s presidential office said Saturday.

“President Erdogan and King Salman agreed to keep the channels of dialogue open to improve bilateral relations and resolve problems,” the presidency announced in a written statement.

It said the two leaders also discussed the G20 Leaders’ Summit, which will be held on November 21 and 22 2020 and chaired by Saudi Arabia this year.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman calls Turkish President Erdogan to discuss coordinating efforts ahead of G20 summit.

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has made a phone call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the eve of a Group of 20 (G20) summit that the kingdom is hosting for the first time.

During the call, coordination of efforts made as part of the G20 summit agenda was discussed, the Saudi news agency SPA.

The two-day virtual summit, which opens later Saturday, is anticipated to focus on ways to rejuvenate world economy dented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

King Salman and Erdogan also discussed ties between the two countries, SPA added without details.

In a sign of improved ties, King Salman earlier this month ordered urgent aid to Turkey for victims of a recent deadly earthquake that hit Turkey’s city of Izmir.