World Bulletin / News Desk
Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba has said that Turkey was now one of the biggest strategic partners of Africa.
Speaking at a joint conference with Turkish President Abdullah Gul at Cankaya Presidential Place in Ankara on Wednesday, Goban's President Ondimba called on Turkish entrepreneurs to make investments in his country.
Ondimba mentioned that he was pleased with Turkey's stance on Africa.
Turkey is a model for Gabon and other countries on development sector, and we are glad to sign strategic partnership agreement with developed and powerful countries, stated Ondimba.
Noting that the residential sector was their priority to develop, "There is a huge gap in this sector in Gabon, and a need of approximately 200,000 accommodation units. To close this gap we received constructive response from Turkey," said the president.
Stating that he was willing to visit Turkey very often, "They might get tired to host us in Turkey," said Ondimba.
"Turkey is one of the biggest strategic partners of Africa. We want Turkey's flag to wave in the capital city of Libreville. In the light of these, we want Turkish Airlines to begin flights to Gabon soon," said Ondimba.
Ondimba will hold talks with several officials in coming days in Istanbul.
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