Turkish President Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid had a telephone conversation on the results of the agreements reached on the normalization of bilateral relations. The leaders congratulated each other on this event, emphasizing that relations between Turkey and Israel are important for stability in the entire Middle East region.
“The leaders have come to an agreement - this is a big and important step that will lead to great achievements, especially in the economy and tourism. This will be reflected in the resumption of Israeli airline flights to Turkey and the work of the Joint Economic Committee during September,” the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said in a communiqué.
The decision to revive the Joint Economic Committee and sign a new agreement on air communication was made in May this year during a visit to Israel by the head of Turkish diplomacy Cavusoglu.
“We will not pretend that our relationship has not experienced ups and downs. At the same time, we have always been able to return to dialogue and cooperation,” Cavusoglu and Lapid, then Foreign Minister, said in a joint statement at the time.