By Turgut Alp Boyraz
DOHA (AA) – A Qatari official on Sunday voiced his appreciation for Turkey providing his nation with needed food.
“We thank the Turkish government and citizens for their help. We will never forget this support,” Saleh bin Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, head of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, told Anadolu Agency in his office in the capital Doha.
Calling Turkey a “true friend,” Al Sharqi said it was extending the greatest help in this time of crisis.
Qatar wants to boost bilateral trade relations with Turkey, he added.
Last week, five Arab countries -- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen -- cut off ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.
Qatar, for its part, has strenuously denied the accusations, calling the moves to diplomatically isolate it as “unjustified”.