Erdogan arrives in Mauritania on 2nd leg of Africa tour

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28 February 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Mauritania late Wednesday on the second-leg of a four-country tour of Africa, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.


Erdogan was welcomed at Nouakchott International Airport in the capital by Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.


The Turkish president was accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmus and Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.


Erdogan, also accompanied by a delegation of businessmen and investors, is expected to hold talks to boost trade ties.


During Turkey's first-ever official visit at the presidential level to Mauritania, Erdogan will discuss bilateral relations, regional and international developments, and the fight against terrorism.


Erdogan started his tour on Feb. 26 with a visit to Algeria, following Mauritania, Mali and Senegal.


Last December, Erdogan paid a four-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Tunisia.


Since 2004, Erdogan has paid official visits to 24 African countries, spearheading the signings of numerous bilateral pacts.