Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday he was “impressed” with the trade relations his country has had with Turkey over the years, and pledged his administration’s commitment to strengthening them.

Volume of trade between Nigeria and Turkey reached $2.3 billion at the end of 2014

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday he was “impressed” with the trade relations his country has had with Turkey over the years,  and pledged his administration’s commitment to strengthening them.


“I am impressed with the improvement in our trade relations which coincided with the period you arrived in Nigeria,” said presidential spokesman Femi Adesina quoting a statement by Buhari in a meeting with the outgoing Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Pulat.

“As we settle down into governance, we will look into other areas in which we can work together and directly help our people,”  said the statement.

Femi Adesina added the president commended the Turkish ambassador’s efforts to expand areas of bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Turkey.

Buhari also praised Pulat’s positive impact on education in Nigeria as reflected in the increased number of Turkish schools and universities in the country.

Pulat, for his part, said that during his two and half years in the capital Abuja, he had “focused on ensuring better cultural, educational and trade relations between Nigeria and Turkey.”

Source:AA

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