President Erdoğan to embark on 4-country Africa tour

February 25, 2018


ANKARA (Anadolu Agency) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay a five-day official visit to four African countries starting Feb. 26, the presidential office said on Feb. 24.

According to the statement, the Turkish president will hold talks with his counterparts in Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali in one-on-one and inter-delegation meetings.

The leaders are expected to discuss regional and global developments, bilateral relations and cooperation.

Business forums in Algeria and Senegal will also be held as part of the visits, the statement said.

Erdoğan’s visit to Algeria will be the second Turkish presidential trip to the country, while he will pay the country’s first presidential visits to Mauritania and Mali, it added.

Erdoğan will first visit Algeria, then Mauritania on Feb. 28, followed by Senegal and Mali.

Last December, Erdoğan paid a four-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia.

Since 2004, Erdoğan has paid official visits to 24 African countries, spearheading the signings of numerous bilateral pacts.

– Published: Feb 24,  2018

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