Turkish President Erdogan visits Buhari in Abuja

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The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on a two-day official stop over visit, flying in from Kenya.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday, disclosed that President Erdogan is expected to fly into Abuja from Angola, accompanied by the Turkish First Lady, Mrs. Emine Erdogan.

Garba added that Erdogan will depart Nigeria for Togo at the end of his visit.

According to Shehu Garba: “In the course of the visit, the leaders of the two countries are expected to consider the two dozen Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MOUs and they will authorize the signing of those on which there is a concurrence.

“In addition to the bilateral discussions, President Erdogan will hold one-on-one meeting with President Buhari and he is expected to commission the Turkish Cultural Centre in Abuja while his wife, Emine, accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari is expected to commission the newly-renovated Government Secondary School in Wuse 11.

“The school was renovated by a Turkish aid organization, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordinating Agency, TIKA.

“Nigeria considers Turkey a close partner and sees this visit as a milestone in our bilateral relations.”