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PRESIDENT OF DIYANET GORMEZ IN THE SAUDI CAPITAL OF RIYADH

2016.1.2

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President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez flew to Riyadh for an official visit where he will hold official talks and meet Saudi leaders.

President of Diyanet Görmez was met at the Riyadh King Khaled International Airport by Saudi Minister for Islamic Affairs, Pious Foundations, Revelations and True Path Dr. Saleh Bin Abdulaziz al-Sheikh, Turkey’s Ambassador in Riyadh Yunus Demirer and a large gathering of ministry officials.

Speaking to journalists at the airport President of Diyanet Görmez said Minister Dr. Saleh Bin Abdulaziz al-Sheikh had visited Turkey three years ago and added “our return visit could only come now. We regard this visit important in developing our ties regarding science, knowledge and strengthening our fraternal bonds. Our idea is to rejuvenate ties between our two countries. I thank you for the warm reception accorded to be and my delegation.”

Saudi Minister Dr. Saleh Bin Abdulaziz al-Sheikh in his return speech said the relations between the two countries are at a very high level regarding political, military and economic ties. Now we are getting together to further enhance our religions relations. We thank you and your delegation for this visit. Once again welcome to our country.”

The visit of Görmez comes soon after his visit to Iran last week. In light of this visit President of Diyanet Görmez will meet religious leaders and will stress upon the need for peace and moderation.

In his official contacts President of Diyanet Görmez will meet Saudi arabia’s Head Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh and members of the Fatwa Council. He will then come together with Saudi Minister for Islamic Affairs, Pious Foundations, Revelations and True Path Dr, Saleh Bin Abdulaziz al-Sheikh,

President of Diyanet Görmez will also visit the International Turkish School in Riyadh and will fly back to Turkey on January 4.