We are ready to assign land on the shore for Turkish investors: Gambian president
Jammeh has called on Turkish investors to look into hotel construction opportunities in Gambia during a press conference with President Abdullah Gül. AA PhotoGambia will always be a strategic friend to Turkey, visiting Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has pledged, adding that Turkish businessmen can use Gambia as a base to open business in Africa.
“Gambia wants to follow the steps Turkey has taken regarding national development,” Jammeh said Feb. 11 in a press conference with Turkish President Abdullah Gül.
Jammeh, who will meet with local businessmen tomorrow, called on Turkish investors to look into hotel construction opportunities in Gambia. Gambia has significant tourism potential, but the country is lacking in hotels to accommodate tourists, he said.
“We are ready to allocate any land they want on the shoreline [for the hotels],” Jammeh said.
Both presidents underlined cooperation with regard to defense, touching on the fact that the Turkish Armed Forces have been training the Gambian army since 1991.
Gül said Africa was an important destination for Turkish businessmen and both countries were working on a free trade agreement.