Nigeria Aims to Strengthen Ties with Turkey on Energy, Mining, Youth Development

The Nigerian federal government is eager to enhance collaboration with the Republic of Turkey based on three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and four agreements covering various sectors such as energy, hydrocarbons, youth empowerment, and the establishment of mechanisms for political consultations.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, expressed this commitment during a meeting with the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hidayet Bayraktar, and his Deputy, Mr. Burak Hamarat, in Abuja.

Akume emphasized the federal government’s dedication to reinforcing bilateral ties with Turkey, particularly in critical infrastructure projects that would contribute to mutual economic development. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation highlighted the shared history of cooperation between Nigeria and Turkey, emphasizing their common membership in multilateral bodies.

He noted that both countries hold similar views on global issues and governance systems, emphasizing the importance of inclusiveness to accommodate diverse interests across different regions of the world.

The commitment to addressing development challenges through multilateralism was underscored by the collaboration between Nigeria and Turkey in organizations such as the Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The meeting between Nigerian officials and the Turkish delegation reflects the ongoing efforts to strengthen diplomatic, economic, and political ties between the two nations.

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