Turkey confirms its commitment to economic cooperation with the potential represented by African countries including the Central African Republic
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Thursday 3 February 2022 Last update on Thursday, February 3, 2022 At 11:11 AM

Turkey and the Central African Republic have signed three agreements to materialize their common desire to improve relations in all areas between the two countries.

“This is a new page in relations between Turkey and the Central African Republic (CAR),” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

The head of Turkish diplomacy spoke on January 27 during a joint press conference held in Ankara with his counterpart from the Central African Republic, Sylvie Baipo Temon, on an official visit to Turkey.

Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey and the Central African Republic have signed three documents in order to materialize their common will to improve relations in all fields between the two countries.

“We need to improve our political relations. We need to put in place a legal framework that frames our relations,” he said.

He added that Turkey attaches great importance to economic cooperation in view of the potential of African countries, including the Central African Republic.

The Turkish MFA explained that the two countries have started the procedures for the opening of Turkish embassies in Bangui and Central African embassies in Ankara.

Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey supports CAR’s development, peace and stability efforts.

“Turkey will contribute to the stability and prosperity of the CAR in all areas in a win-win spirit”, explained the head of Turkish diplomacy.

“The Central African Republic has considerable wealth. We will direct our companies there, particularly in mining and infrastructure projects. There are Turkish companies that have realized this potential and are present in the CAR”, he continued.

The Turkish MFA also welcomed the efforts of the CAR in the fight against the terrorist organization FETO, adding that in addition to the school of the Maarif Foundation operational in the capital Bangui, others will be opened in the other cities of the CAR.

Measures will also be taken for the airline, Turkish Airlines, to fly directly to Bangui, according to the Turkish MFA.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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