Buhari leaves for Turkey- Africa partnership summit in Instanbul

Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in an Abuja statement on Thursday morning.

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Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari, will leave Abuja on Thursday for Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, which will be hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in an Abuja statement on Thursday morning.

The statement published reads

According to the organizers, the theme of the Summit is ‘Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity’’ and the agenda includes reviewing the cooperation between African countries and Turkey since the last summit in 2014.

The third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit is coming on the heels of President Erdogan’s recent State Visit to Nigeria during which several agreements in the fields of energy, defense industry, mining, and hydrocarbons were signed to expand existing bilateral ties.

The Turkish leader had, during the visit to Nigeria, affirmed his commitment to immediately expand the volume of trade between the two countries to 5 billion dollars and the Nigerian delegation will seize the opportunity of the gathering in Istanbul to enhance cooperation with other partners for more trade and investment opportunities in the country.

It is expected that the Summit would provide guidelines and direction for cooperation with African countries for the next five years.

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