Turkey.- Erdogan meets with African ministers at the third African-Turkish summit in Istanbul

11-17-2021 The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. POLITICS Emin Sansar / Anadolu Ajansi / Europa Press


The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met this Friday with the main African leaders, including 26 ministers, at the third African-Turkish summit that takes place over three days in Istanbul and in which an action plan is envisaged. set for the next five years.

In the framework of the Turkey-Africa Association Summit, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has stated that his relations with the continent are “strategic and long-term” and has maintained bilateral contacts with the ministers of Chad, Cameroon. , Zambia, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Burundi or Zimbabwe, among others.

“At the meeting we will talk about health, agriculture and education. Our goal is to win together with Africa and walk together towards the future,” said the Turkish minister on social media. Also, Cavusoglu has ensured that this Turkish-African summit “includes concrete steps in various areas such as development, trade, industry, education, information technology, women, youth, infrastructure, agriculture and health.”

Among the measures, Turkey plans to donate 2.5 million vaccines against COVID-19 to different African countries in the coming days, as announced by Cavusoglu, as reported by the Turkish state news agency, Anatolia.

For his part, Erdogan has published on his Twitter profile that this meeting will serve to “strengthen our solidarity with our African brothers and make our fight for justice a success.”


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