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Trading Relationship Between Turkey and Saudi Arabia - One to Watch
1 year ago by Jack Evangelides

Trading Relationship Between Turkey and Saudi Arabia - One to Watch

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October, 2018 :

Saudi Arabia and Turkey Ties Grow Stronger

Over the last decade, the trading relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey has grown significantly. The exports to and fro between the countries highlight an economically strong relationship. Furthermore, their relationship is superseded by the fact that they have set up a team in order to strengthen bilateral ties and have undergone negotiations in order to increase trade volume. A fundamental quality that both countries share is that they envisaged a future with increased trade and a desire for more lucrative business with one another.


Turkey`s Exports to Saudi Arabia & Imports from Saudi Arabia

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It is evident from the graph above that in the last 10 years the trade relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey has drastically improved. An estimate of USD 3.6 billion is the apex of Turkey's exports to Saudi Arabia and an estimate of USD 2.35 billion in imports. Both nations support trade between one another, which is evident from the visit of H.E. President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan to Saudi Arabia in 2015. In an attempt to further deepen and diversify their bilateral relations, the two countries established strong communication and cooperation. This visit provided the foundations for future agreements which were apparent from H.M. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's visit to Turkey in 2016, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was agreed upon and, subsequently, signed. The MoU established a 'Turkish-Saudi Coordination Council', led by the Foreign Ministers of the countries. The formation of the aforementioned council constitutes a significant step towards institutionalising the multidimensional relationship between the two countries. 

Turkey and Saudi Arabia closely cooperate in multilateral platforms, such as: cooperation at the level of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the High Level Strategic Dialogue mechanism. The High Level Strategic Dialogue mechanism was established by Turkey with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2008.


Turkey`s Exports to Saudi Arabia & Imports from Saudi Arabia

These pie charts display the exports and imports between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It is evident that the countries depend on one another for trade and, thus, maintaining a healthy relationship is of the utmost importance. Despite the current controversy surrounding the two countries over the 'Khashoggi Affair', both appear to be working together to resolve the issue. Whether it is possible to maintain the growing trade relationship remains to be seen. 

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*** The sole purpose of the article above is to generate public discussion, it has no intention to constitute legal advice. ***