Buhari hosts Turkish President, Recep Erdogan

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Turkish President Recep Erdogan
President Muhammadu Buhari and Turkish President Recep Erdogan

President Muhammadu Buhari has received his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Nigeria tonight.

President’s Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu revealed in a statement that Erdogan will be in Nigeria on a two-day official visit.

The Turkish president, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Emine Erdogan, came in from Angola on Tuesday, October 19.

He is billed to depart for Togo at the end of his two-day visit.

Buhari and Erdogan are expected to deliberate over twenty four Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MOUs after which they will authorize the signing of those on which there is an agreement.

In addition to the bilateral discussions, the Turkish President is to hold a one-on-one meeting with President Buhari.

Erdogan 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.