Thursday, 24 May, 2018

D-8 leaders must prioritise incentives for trade, investments

Buhari visits mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father meets Erdogan President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Ankara Turkey's capital
Kenny Thornton | 20 October, 2017, 19:13

The Presidential aide said Buhari reiterated Nigeria's solidarity with Turkey after the failed attempt to oust a democratically-elected government.

"There is no reason why we should allow our economies to melt under the pressure of exchange rates" Erdogan said.

"Of course, that is not enough", the president said.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace.

"It is unacceptable for the D-8 to stay the same since we live in a world in which everything constantly changes" the president said, adding that the organization needs to be strengthened through the addition of new members.

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He expressed the hope that Turkey's assumption of the Chairmanship of the D-8 from October 20, would further strengthen economic, security and political ties of the two countries.

Turkey and Iran, two D-8 members, have just agreed to trade in their local currencies.

"In Africa, we are on the threshold of finalizing negotiations to establish the first ever Single Market for Trade in Goods and Services on our Continent, in the Continental Free Trade Area for Africa".

He assured the government and people of the country that Nigeria will continue to stand side by side with all peace-loving people of Turkey and elsewhere, for the defence and promotion of democracy and people's choice.

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