Israeli President Herzog expressed his happiness that relations with Turkey are progressing on the right side.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog stated that he was very pleased to have an open and sincere dialogue with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is advancing in the right direction.
In the special session of the World Economic Forum (WEF), also known as the Davos Summit, Herzog answered WEF Leader Borge Brende’s question about Israel-Turkey interests and the Israeli President’s visit to Turkey in March.
Stating that he and President Erdoğan started a “very interesting and well-considered process” together after taking office, Herzog said, “The peak of this process was my historic official visit to Ankara and Istanbul in March. Today, we have entered a new phase. Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu paid an official visit to Israel yesterday and today.
Herzog reported that Çavuşoğlu had negotiations with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on ties in all fields between the two countries.
“Our vision is to be in dialogue with all neighboring and friendly countries in the Mediterranean, especially the Eastern Mediterranean,” said Herzog, adding that the Eastern Mediterranean countries can work together on issues such as climate, pure water, the Mediterranean and the Red sea.
Herzog stated that the process they experienced with Turkey was not like “Romeo and Juliet” and described the process as “a process in which they came to a conclusion and many issues discussed were tested in the field”.
“I am very pleased to have an open and sincere dialogue with President Erdogan, which is advancing in the right direction,” said Herzog.