The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, met with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Thursday.
The Turkish President was also received by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
An official reception ceremony was held for the Turkish President and the national anthems of the two countries were played. After that, King Salman accompanied the President to the main reception hall at the Royal Court.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques welcomed the President and his accompanying delegation in the Kingdom. In turn, Erdogan expressed his happiness to visit Saudi Arabia and meet with the King and the Crown Prince.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques held an official dinner banquet in honor of the Turkish President.
During the meeting between them, the Crown Prince and Erdogan reviewed the Saudi-Turkish relations and opportunities for developing them in various fields.
They also discussed the latest regional and international developments and the exerted efforts towards them.
Speaking to reporters before departing for Jeddah, Erdogan said Thursday's visit was "the manifestation of our common will" to improve ties and strengthen political, military and cultural relations.
He added it would be mutually beneficial to boost cooperation in areas including health, energy, food security, defense industry, and finance.