JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the Turkish presidency’s positive response to Saudi Arabia's request to set up a joint working group to investigate the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Friday "expressed a high appreciation of such a positive move" and that it had full confidence in the joint action team through to carry out the tasks that it was entrusted with.
#Statement | Official Saudi source welcomes Turkish Presidency Declaration, in response to Saudi request, to form bilateral experts' Joint Action Team, to disclose merits of citizen #JamalKhashoggi 's disappearance pic.twitter.com/7Wo90jitz9— Foreign Ministry (@KSAmofaEN) October 12, 2018
Turkey said on Thursday it had accepted a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cooperate on the investigation.
Khashoggi, a Saudi national and journalist who had been based in the US, has been missing since Oct. 2, when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
A security delegation consisting of Saudi investigators arrived in Istanbul on Saturday to participate in the investigations.