Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al – Saud, said that Turkey and Saudi Arabia have a good relationship, despite the recent high level of tension on the Turkey-Saudi Arabia line and Saudi claims that sanctions have been imposed on Turkish goods.
“We have a good and friendly relationship with Turkey,” said Prince Faisal, assessing relations strained after allegations of a boycott of Turkish products and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last year.
“We do not have any data that an informal boycott has been applied to products from Turkey,” said Faisal, who said that Saudi Arabia has imposed a boycott on Turkish goods and products produced in Turkey. For more than a year, the Saudi Arabia administration has imposed an informal boycott of Turkish products among those who trade in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The Saudi Foreign Minister also stressed that talks with the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain are continuing and that they are working to end tensions with Qatar.