Turkey, Equatorial Guinea eye agriculture cooperation

Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema and Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehmet Mehdi Eker agreed to the deal in Malabo.

Turkey, Equatorial Guinea eye agriculture cooperation

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to sign a number of agriculture cooperation agreements in November, Atalay Dik, Turkish consul in Equatorial Guinea, said Friday.

The understanding came at a meeting between Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema and Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehmet Mehdi Eker in Malabo, where the latter attended an African Union summit.

"Before signing the deals, Turkey plans to send a high-level business delegation to Equatorial Guinea," Dik said.

The Turkish minister also met separately with Equatorial Guinea's foreign minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, and Agriculture Minister Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo, with whom he discussed future agricultural agreements, the Turkish consul said.

"Turkey is very interested in the production of cocoa, as Turkey produces chocolate but lacks the tree, so it will work with cocoa-rich Equatorial Guinea in this regard," he added.

In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the African Summit on Thursday, Eker expressed Turkey's enthusiasm regarding an upcoming Africa-Turkey summit slated for November.

Last Mod: 28 Haziran 2014, 10:05
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