6 KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM PRESIDENT BUHARI'S VISIT TO TURKEY.

President Buhari on Sunday, October 22nd returned to Abuja after a successful four-day working visit to Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey. It was reported that his official aircrfaft which took off from Ataturk airport, Istanbul, at about 12pm (turkish time), landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 4:05pm.

While in Ankara, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyeb Erdogan, hosted president Buhari for "a fairly long one-on-one meeting", that took place on Thursday, October 19, before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations.









The key highlights of his visit were;

1.Security;
Nigeria and Turkey agreed to partner in fighting international crimes, including the smuggling of illicit arms and banned substances.

2.Refugees;
Nigeria and Turkey discussed the possibilities of collaboration in handling Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees.

3.Trade and Investment;
On the issue of trade and investment, both presidents individually outlined ways to increase the size of trade and investment between NIgeria and Turkey.

4.Defense;
Nigeria and Pakistan agreed to strengthen the defense and military cooperation initiated by them a few years ago.
 President Buhari held a bilateral meeting with Pakistani PM Shandid Khankan Abbasi, in Istanbul and the two countries agreed to revamp the Nigerian-Pakistan Joint Commission.

5.Aviation;
On the area of civil aviation, Turkey made a case for a Turkish company invested in bidding for the concession of the Abuja airport. Turkey also made a request for the increased air transportation slots for Turkish Airlines.

6. Education and Health Issues;
The Nigerian delegation accepted an offer by the Turkish government to support the Maarif Organization for Education to set up schools and hospitals in Nigeria.
President Buhari also met with the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde. 

Would you say that this visit is going to cause a positive effect on the Nigerian economy?
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