Sierra Leone president to meet Erdogan

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma Wednesday visited the Turkey’s parliament as part of his two-day official visit to Ankara.

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Photo credit: ( Emin Sansar – Anadolu Agency )

“This first official visit is a sign that we are continuing to deepen our relationship with the African continent especially in the latest period, and it is a turning point with regards to the development and strengthening of relations between the two countries,” State House press office said on Tuesday.

The deputy chairman of the parliament, Ahmet Aydin, welcomed Koroma and his delegation.

During the visit, the president thanked Turkey for its support both at the UN and other international forums during widespread outbreak of Ebola virus, which claimed thousands of lives in the West Africa.

“The relationship between Turkey and Africa dates back to Ottoman time. This relation still remains passable. Especially, it continues with the help and support of the current president [of Turkey],” Koroma said, adding that Sierra Leone would stand by Turkey in its fight against terrorism.

“This first official visit [of Sierra Leone president] is a sign that we are continuing to deepen our relationship with the African continent especially in the latest period, and it is a turning point with regards to the development and strengthening of relations between the two countries,” the Turkish Presidency said on Tuesday.

Courtesy of Anadolu Agency
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Categories: Politics, Sierra Leone

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