Nigeria, Turkey sign trade, investment deals
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, yesterday held a bilateral meeting at the State House, culminating in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in key areas of economic activities, including trade and investment.
At a joint briefing of State House correspondents after more than two-hours of meeting behind closed doors, the two leaders resolved to work together in stamping out terrorism within their territories, noting that the two countries share similar experiences in the terrorist attacks.
Buhari described the visit of the Turkish president as a mark of the beginning of good relations between the two countries, a relationship he said the duo shared since the Kanem Empire in the 18th Century.
The President thanked his guest for identifying with Nigeria through its terrorist experience through the training of its police force and other form of assistance as well as the intention of the government of Turkey to encourage Turkish businessmen to invest in Nigeria and to get Nigerians to invest in Turkey.
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