The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erodgan, is on Wednesday scheduled to begin an official visit to Niger, with a business delegation of 200 people. He is expected to hold a series of working sessions with Nigerien officials on bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
Tayyip Erdogan, who is also accompanied by several of his ministers, will co-chair an economic forum in Niamey, before meeting with President Mahamadou Issoufou, with whom he is expected to talk about security issues in the Sahel and Sahara region and the prospects for cooperation between his country and Niger.
A visit to the “Place dedicated to the Nigerien-Turkish Friendship” recently built by Turkey in Niamey suburbs will end the Turkish Prime Minister’s stay in Niger, according to the same source.
Niamey and Ankara are committed to creating a mechanism to strengthen the collaboration between the Nigerien and Turkish foreign ministries, in a move aimed at consolidating the relations of partnership between the two countries.
In 2011, the Turkish cooperation agency promised to invest some $40 million in Niger.
Source African Press Agency
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