President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday afternoon returned to Abuja, Nigeria after his four-day visit to Turkey.
Nigeria’s supreme leader had travelled to Turkey for a meeting of the D-8, a group of eight developing nations after presiding over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
While in Turkey, President Buhari was hosted by the Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan before the D-8.
President Muhammadu Buhari has just concluded an official visit to Turkey where he attended the D-8 meeting, and was as well hosted by President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan of Turkey on a State visit, with whom he had a fairly one-on-one meeting with in Ankara. pic.twitter.com/VzjhBVhxKO
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 22, 2017
In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, said Buhari’s objective during the visit focused on issues of security, anti-terrorism, agricultural and trade cooperation.
Other issues discussed were education, health, transport, energy sector cooperation and increased private sector participation.
According to him, Buhari’s visit to Turkey achieved “quite a lot” on the said objectives.
“The meetings have also helped to enhance momentum in ties between Nigeria and the rest of the ‘D-8’ member-countries and the establishment of a positive working relationship, especially between Buhari and Erdogan.”
“Nigeria and Turkey has agreed to support each other in the fight against terrorism, human, drugs, and arms trafficking,” he said.