With this recent tour to take place this October, the President of Turkey will have visited 30 African countries during his nineteen-year tenures as Prime Minister and President.
On October 17, 2021, Sunday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s tour of Angola, Nigeria and Togo begins .
During his visit to Angola, Erdogan will meet with President Joao Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço with the aim of evaluating the concrete steps taken regarding the instruments signed in Ankara during the Angolan president’s state visit in July.
Erdogan will attend the business forum to be held between Turkish and Angolan businessmen.
The second stop on Erdogan’s tour will be Nigeria , the country he most recently visited in 2016, to talk with his counterpart Muhammed Buhari and participate in the Turkey-Nigeria Business Forum.
During the meetings, bilateral economic relations and regional advances will be discussed. Steps will be taken to activate the true potential of relations between the two countries. Three instruments related to the hydrocarbon, mining and energy sectors are expected to be signed.
Another issue that will be discussed is the fight against the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). The request to hand over to the Maarif Foundation of Turkey the administration of the FETÖ schools that continue to operate in some Nigerian provinces will be transmitted .
Togo will be the third and last stop of the Turkish president’s visit.
The elements that will develop Turkish-Togolese relations will be discussed, and bilateral trade will be strengthened.
With this recent tour to take place this October, the President of Turkey will have visited 30 African countries during his nineteen-year tenure as Prime Minister and President.