Babacan addresses African Union meeting

"Africa's success is tantamount with the success of the humankind and the African continent sits on the center of our common future," Babacan told.

Babacan addresses African Union meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan delivered a speech at a meeting of his counterparts in the African Union on the sidelines of the Union's 11th summit in the Egyptian resort Sharm el Sheikh.

"Africa's success is tantamount with the success of the humankind and the African continent sits on the center of our common future," Babacan told the meeting.

Babacan said Turkey extended a strong support to African Union's efforts for peace, democracy, development and prosperity.

"As a friend and a partner, Turkey is determined to work together with African countries for regional cooperation, peace and sustainable development," Babacan said.

The Turkish foreign minister also said that Turkey's trade volume with the African countries reached 12 billion USD in 2007 and his country aimed at increasing the figure up to 30 billion USD in 2010.

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