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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia today to mend strained ties

03:50 PM | 28 Apr, 2022
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia today to mend strained ties
Source: rterdogan (Instagram)

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to head to Saudi Arabia on a two-day visit in what appears to be an attempt to warm bilateral relations deteriorated nearly four years ago over murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

The Turkish Presidency in a statement said: “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Saudi Arabia on 28-29 April 2022, upon the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia”.

It added that bilateral relations “will be reviewed in all aspects and the possibilities of developing cooperation will be discussed.”

“During the meetings, views will be exchanged on regional and international issues as well as bilateral relations,” read the statement.

The development comes as the Turkish currency Lira continues to lose ground due to prevailing economic woes in the country ahead of the presidential elections next year.

Following the Erdogan’s allegations that close people of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are involved in the Khashoggi’s murder, Saudi Arabia had imposed an unofficial ban on the imports from Turkey.

Earlier this month, a major development was witnessed in the journalist’s murder case when the Turkish court dropped trial in absentia of Saudi officials, saying the legal proceedings would be held in Saudi Arabia.

The shift in Turkey’s narrative amid economic challenges hints at Ankara’s aim to get financial help from Riyadh. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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