ISTANBUL Turkey (Xinhua) --
Turkey and some African countries pledged
on Monday to boost cooperation with new development
business opportunities are emerging every day for our
businessmen,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
said at a ministerial Turkey-Africa review conference,
the second of its kind, in Istanbul.
encouraging them to come together and evaluate these
opportunities in time,” Cavusoglu said, adding Turkey
and the African countries are committed to developing
ties in a win-win perspective.
from 19 African states are in Istanbul for a two-day
meeting to explore a wide range of new cooperation areas
and set the agenda for next year’s third Turkey-Africa
Quartey, deputy chair of the African Union Commission,
called on Turkish companies to create more job
opportunities on the continent. Addressing a press
conference, he said as the population of African
countries is becoming younger and more dynamic every
day, the demand for employment is on the rise as well.
Union declared Turkey as a strategic partner in 2008,
and Turkey-Africa ties have developed steadily in all
fields over the years.
2017, Turkey opened a military base in Mogadishu,
Somalia, the country’s first on the continent as well as
its largest overseas military facility.