Turkish President in Guinea to strengthen 'brotherhood'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers message of brotherhood to Guinea during visit as part of African tour

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the conference.

Updated Mar 4, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey and Guinea should increase their bilateral relations by building bonds of brotherhood.

Erdogan visited Guinea with more than 150 businessman and attended a meeting with his counterpart President Alpha Conde on Thursday in his last stop in Africa.

“A 69 million dollar potential is not enough for us, let's raise it to 250 million dollars as soon as we can, and after that to 500 million. We came to Guinea to form bonds of brotherhood unlike the imperialists from its past,” said Erdogan.

National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, Economy Minister Mustafa Elitas, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Environment and Urban Planning Minister Fatma Guldemet Sari accompanied to Erdogan during his visit to West Africa.

“Guinea was exploited for years, no one said a word as this was going on. On one side you have oil, and on the other natural gas. We've had deliberations to assess all these things and figure out how Turkey and Guinea can work together,” Erdogan said.

Erdogan also visited the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Ghana before going to Guinea.

TRTWorld and agencies