President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Departs After Official Visit

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left Accra last night at the end of a two-day official visit to the country.

The visit was to strengthen bilateral relations and enhance economic cooperation between the two countries.

While in Ghana, President Erdogan addressed the country’s parliament, attended a luncheon which was held in his honour by President John Dramani Mahama, and also joined President Mahama to cut the sod for the commencement of work on the new terminal three building at the Kotoka International Airport.

The President of Turkey also held talks with President Mahama on some vital sectors of the economy, including agriculture and transportation
Ghana and Turkey signed two agreements and two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

The bilateral agreements include; promotion and protection of investments and bilateral agreement on communications, while the Memoranda of Understanding include; Sports, Energy and Natural Resources.

The two leaders also addressed more than 150 business people, towards the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The visit was a follow up to a 2013 visit to Ankara and Istanbul by President Mahama.

President Erdogan was seen off at the Kotoka International Airport by President Mahama and a large number of state dignitaries.

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