Turkish president meets Zambian counterpart in Lusaka, announces deals on 12 areas
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu in the capital Lusaka on July 28, before announcing that the two countries have agreed to sign deals on 12 areas.
Erdoğan and first lady Emine Erdoğan were accompanied by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Finance and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and other two lawmakers.
He was welcomed by President Lungu and his wife, the Zambian foreign minister, the Zambian ambassador in Ankara and Turkey’s ambassador in Lusaka including other ministers and diplomats upon their arrival at the Kenneth Kaunde International Airport.
"We will sign agreements on 12 different areas," Erdoğan said in a press conference, while stressing the need for cooperation in fields includings agriculture, security and education.
Erdoğan also visited the cemetery reserved for former presidents of Zambia.