EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit The Gambia this Monday as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.
His visit will serve as a reciprocation of President Adama Barrow’s trip to Turkey in February last year, on accounts of bilateral relationship between Istanbul and Banjul.
The two heads of state are expected to review their strategies to strengthen collaboration on all development cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels.
As a result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two OIC member states in 2018, Turkish and Gambian business association has facilitated several meetings meant to open up markets to each other.
Turkey said it is prepared to expand its investment in the fields of energy, education, health and agriculture in all parts of the Gambia while Gambia hopes to use this partnership to build on its entrepreneurship and tourism industries as mean to penetrate international markets.
The visit of the Turkish president is also coming at a time when Gambia is preparing to host the 2022 OIC summit of heads of state and Government. In addition to Saudi Arabia’s pledge to support Gambia on this effort, Gambia will look up to the backing of Turkey for a successful event.