D-8 Summit: Buhari Leaves For Turkey On Wednesday
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday leave Nigeria for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) which holds on Friday, October 20, 2017.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Adesina said prior to the D-8 Summit, Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, will participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city.
According to the statement, the President will have a tete-a-tete with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara while delegations from both countries will hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues.
He said Buhari would also visit the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara where he will meet with the Speaker, Ismail Kahraman.
He added that while in Istanbul, the Turkish commercial centre, the President will use the occasion of the D-8 Summit to bolster warm and growing ties across a broad range of areas of cooperation with leaders of the D8-member countries, namely Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.