Abu Dhabi: The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) hosted a roundtable discussion titled ‘UAE-Türkiye Relations: Towards a Strategic Future.’ The session, which was moderated by Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director-General of AGDA, included H.E. Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Türkiye; H.E. Tugay Tunçer, Türkiye’s Ambassador to the UAE; Prof. Ahmet Uysal, Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Center (ORSAM) in Ankara; and Dr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Research Fellow at AGDA.

The session highlighted the enduring diplomatic ties spanning over five decades between the UAE and Türkiye whilst also underscoring the momentous 27 accords inked in the last 18 months, which include the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The recently signed CEPA pledges to usher in substantial gains and lay the groundwork for the creation of 125,000 employment opportunities in the UAE and Turkish markets over the next decade. In light of the current positive outlook of bilateral relations between the two countries, the panellists reaffirmed the immense potential for the growth of UAE-Turkish relations in coming years.

The session was attended by diplomats, academics, international and domestic business leaders, and the students and faculty members of AGDA.


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The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) is a globally recognised diplomatic centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It delivers accredited academic programmes and high-impact executive training to develop future diplomats, as well as the government and business leaders of tomorrow. AGDA brings together an intellectual community from the world of diplomacy, academia and research. As a respected and evolving regional think tank, AGDA produces research that advances knowledge and capabilities relevant to the UAE’s foreign policy objectives. The Academy is a producer of leading resources, including indices and publications. Learn more at: http://agda.ac.ae/