Kenyatta and Gul discuss Turkey-Kenya relations in Ankara

Kenyatta's visit to Turkey marked the first-ever presidential visit from Kenya to Turkey.

Kenyatta and Gul discuss Turkey-Kenya relations in Ankara

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's president Abdullah Gul met with Kenyan leader Kenyatta who arrived in Ankara on Tuesday for bilateral talks.

After the talks, Gul said Turkey had signed several agreements with Kenya, which is attractive for a variety of investments, and added, "We will be in cooperation with Kenya for economical and security issues, including mining and energy projects."

Regarding the Turkish schools in Kenya, Kenyatta said, "The investment in schools is very sizeable and something we appreciate."

"But we are also looking to diversify the interest. There is great potential in the energy, textile, tourism, housing sectors," he added.

On Tuesday morning, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a meeting that was closed to the press with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed.

Kenyatta's visit to Turkey marked the first-ever presidential visit from Kenya to Turkey.

Meanwhile, Kenya's president reminded of Gul's first sub-Saharan visit in 2009, and said it had resulted in investments and strengthened ties, as well as daily direct flights to Nairobi by Turkish Airlines -- Turkey's flag carrier airlines company.

Last Mod: 09 Nisan 2014, 09:19
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