Turkey wants to ‘walk with Africa,’ says Erdoğan after four-country trip

Turkey wants to ‘walk with Africa,’ says Erdoğan after four-country trip

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Turkey wants to ‘walk with Africa,’ says Erdoğan after four-country trip

Turkey wants to “walk with Africa,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated at the end of a five-day tour of four African countries. 

“We want to walk with Africa as a new world order is established,” Erdoğan wrote on his Twitter account on March 3.

He added that he held “productive” talks in Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali, particularly noting that Ankara sees Algeria as an “island of political and economic stability” in the region.

“God willing, we will increase our friendship in every area and we will come to a better point especially in terms of investments,” Erdoğan wrote.

He added the Ankara plans to realize joint projects with Mauritania in the areas of health, agriculture, media and humanitarian aid.

“As our private sector increases investments in Mauritania, we intend to develop our relations based on the principle of ‘win-win,’” he wrote.

Erdoğan also stated that enhancing good political and economic relations with Senegal would be one of Turkey’s priorities in the coming period.

“We are ready to do our part for the political and economic stability of Mali, to which I paid the first visit at a presidential level. We will strengthen our brotherhood while reinforcing cultural and trade relations,” he wrote.

“We love Africa and our African brothers without any prejudice,” he added, praising his “warm welcome” during his trip to all four countries he visited.

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