Erdogan was hosted by President Buhari at Aso Rock on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Erdogan, who is visiting Nigeria for the second time since Buhari came into power, had a robust discussion with his Nigerian counterpart.
In a statement posted on his verified Facebook page on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Buhari described Erdogan as his brother, saying that he had the pleasure to receive him in Abuja.
According to the statement posted by Buhari, these are the five major things the leaders discussed in Abuja.
1. Buhari and Erdogan had a discussion on how to strengthen the cordial bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Turkey.
Some bilateral agreements and Memorandums of Understanding were finalized during the meeting.
2. Both leaders agreed to work together on key sectors, including energy, defence, mining, hydrocarbons, and others.
They also agreed that implementation should start immediately.
3. President Buhari also agreed to remove Turkey from Nigeria's COVID-19 Travel Ban List. The president said Turkey has achieved remarkable success in the fight against coronavirus.
4. Buhari thanked Erdogan for accommodating about four million refugees from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, saying that he set a good example for other world leaders.
5. Buhari also thanked Erdogan for commissioning the Turkish Cultural Center and renovating the Government Secondary School in Abuja.
Photo credit: Facebook/ Muhammadu Buhari
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