Doha (March 14, 2018): Qatar and Turkey have signed a number of agreements and a Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on sea, land defense supplies and technology transfer on Tuesday.
According to the state-run Qatar news agency (QNA) unveiled on Wednesday, the agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference in the Qatari capital Doha.
Thirty-three Turkish military defense firms took part in the exhibition.
Qatar’s ministry of interior signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Ares Shipyard to provide nine marine vessels to enhance the capabilities of the Qatari coast guard and the border forces, QNA said.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut their air and sea routes to Qatar, and closed its only land border with Saudi Arabia, accusing Doha of backing extremism, a charge that Qatar denies.
Since the crisis erupted, Iran and Turkey have sought to help break Qatar’s isolation, including by increasing food exports to Qatar.