Turkish FM Davutoğlu meets African leaders in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA – Anadolu Agency
Ahmet Davutoğlu shakes hands with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud during the the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Jan. 30. AA photoForeign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu Jan. 30 held a series of meetings with African leaders on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Davutoğlu met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe to discuss both Turkey’s nomination for a rotating U.N. Security Council seat and U.S.-Africa relations.
Turkey’s top diplomat also met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Ypene Bassole. The two-day African Union Summit, which kicked off Jan. 30, is focusing on methods of reducing poverty, promoting economic growth, and creating wealth through agricultural development.
African leaders are also expected to assess achievements and challenges associated with the implementation of a continental food-security and agriculture-development plan.
They will also review the situation in African countries currently experiencing conflict, including the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Egypt.