President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday leave Abuja for Istanbul, Turkey to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The summit, themed, ‘Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity,’ is hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey.
According to the organisers, the summit will review the cooperation between African countries and Turkey since the last summit in 2014.
Shehu said, “The third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit is coming on the heels of President Erdogan’s recent State Visit to Nigeria during which several agreements in the fields of energy, defence industry, mining and hydrocarbons were signed to expand existing bilateral ties.
“The Turkish leader had, during the visit to Nigeria, affirmed his commitment to immediately expand the volume of trade between the two countries to 5 billion dollars and the Nigerian delegation will seize the opportunity of the gathering in Istanbul to enhance cooperation with other partners for more trade and investment opportunities in the country.