The meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday October 20th at the Presidential Villa brought mutual benefits that will unfold in no time.
In a press conference following the visit, President Buhari announced that he was having very critical discussions on some bilateral issues aimed at enhancing the robust relationship between the two countries to strengthen.
According to Buhari, the most important questions concerned concluded bilateral agreements and declarations of intent (MoU).
Some of the sectors in Nigeria that are positively influenced by eight newly signed agreements are:
- Defense Industry
In addition, the Bu The government agreed to remove Turkey from its COVID-19 travel ban list.
President Buhari said:
” In the course of our talks we also have Revised the travel ban list based on the revised COVID-19 protocols and removed Turkey from Nigeria’s travel ban list. Turkey has indeed achieved remarkable success in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. ”
The President praised Erdogan and the Turkish First Lady for putting the Turkish cultural center into operation in Abuja and the opening of the newly renovated state secondary school in Wuse, Abuja, which is being carried out by the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIIKA).
Erdogan, for his part, said his administration will continue to work with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.
” We are ready to share our ever-growing skills with Nigeria, in particular in the defense industry and security field, which has been praised around the world.
” This sensitivity that we have shown in the fight against terrorism will hopefully be reciprocated by our Nigerian brothers, sisters and colleagues. “< / blockquote>
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Meanwhile, Buhari called Erdoğan on Friday, May 14th.
He said the two heads of state and government had had fruitful talks and expressed their satisfaction with the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.