Djibouti: Turkish's first 2015 Presidential official visit to the Horn of Africa

Djibouti (HAN) January 16, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Regional Security and safety news. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to pay new year’s first visits to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Mogadishu, Somalia.

Turkish President Erdoğan will pay consecutive official visits to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia later this month, January 2015, marking his first official visits this year.

A large delegation of ministers, bureaucrats and businesspersons will accompany Erdoğan during his visit to Addis Ababa on Jan. 22, when he will meet both with Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, while also co-chairing inter-delegation meetings, according to a statement posted on the official webpage of the presidency on Jan. 13.

On Jan. 23, Erdoğan and the accompanying delegation will proceed to Djibouti where he will hold talks with his counterpart, President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while also again co-chairing inter-delegation meetings.

Turkish government preparing the biggest modern hospital in East Africa built in Mogadishu. Turkish security forces Protecting modern hospital facility in Mogadishu


Turkish business forums would be held during the visits in addition to reviewing of bilateral cooperation issues regional issues and developments in the African continent, the statement underlined how the Horn of Africa is “the strategic gate of the continent which opens to the Middle East and the world.”

“Additionally, in regional aspect, it [the visits] will once more accelerate relations with its strategic partner African continent, which gradually gets deepened further each passing day,” said the statement.


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