Ethiopian and Turkish leaders have agreed today to bolster their trade ties to half a billion dollar per annum. The announcement came after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed bilateral and multilateral issues in Addis Ababa today.
The two countries have also signed on a cooperation protocol on the areas of science and technology. Ergodan also noted that Turkey and Ethiopia will work towards making the Nejashi Mosque a top tourist destination. He added the two countries have agreed to increase the trade volume between them to USD 500 million as soon as possible.
The Turkish leader arrived in Addis Ababa late on Wednesday on the first stage of an official visit to countries in the Horn of Africa. President Erdogan is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Emine and Summeye Erdogan, as well as ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtuand, a delegation of officials and businessmen. He is expected to visit Djibouti and Tanzania in the coming days.
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