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Buhari Returns After 4-Day Visit To Turkey


BEVERLY HILLS, October 22, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja after a four-day working visit to Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey.

The President had left Nigeria for Turkey after presiding over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.

While in Turkey, the President held bilateral meetings with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan. He also attended the meeting of the group of eight developing nations, D-8.

Buhari, accompanied by his wife, Aisha, was received at the airport, on his return on Sunday, by senior government officials, including his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Mohammad Bello and other presidential aides.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the President’s Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said the outing was Buhari’s first visit to Turkey since his election in 2015, but the second meeting with Erdogan who as Prime Minister visited Abuja in March, 2016.

He said that Buhari’s objective during both visits focused on issues of security and anti-terrorism; agricultural cooperation and trade cooperation.