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Buhari commends Turkish President for accepting refugees from Afghanistan and removing travel ban

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Recep Tayyip Erdogan for accepting refugees from war-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, into Turkey.

The Nigerian President gave the commendation during the 2-day official visit of Mr. Erdogan with his wife, the First Lady, Emine Erdogan to Nigeria.

President of Turkey, <a class=Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Muhammadu Buhari ofNigeria" height="576" width="1024"/>President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) with President Muhammadu Buhari (C) Presidency/Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari said that he had useful discussions with Mr. Erdogan on a number of bilateral issues, aimed at strengthening the very cordial relationship the two countries have.

“As a positive outcome, eight major Agreements/MoUs on a number of the key sectors including Energy, Defense Industry, Mining, and HydroCarbons, among others, were signed,” said Buhari in a statement released by him on Thursday.

The Nigerian President also said that he has lifted the COVID-19 travel restriction placed on Turkey because of the successes recorded by Erdogan in fighting COVID-19.

His words: “We also in the course of our discussions reviewed the travel ban list based on the revised COVID-19 protocols and removed Turkey from Nigeria’s Travel Ban List.

“Turkey has indeed achieved remarkable success in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I also commended His Excellency for his leadership and generosity in receiving and accommodating 4 million refugees fleeing from conflict areas particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. He has indeed set an example to the rest of the world.”

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