World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey’s Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu has visited The Gambia, the first Turkish minister to do so, for the first meeting of The Gambia-Turkey Joint Economic Forum.
During the meeting the two countries signed multiple agreements to strengthen relations, including agreements on economy, trade, energy and tourism.
Muezzinoglu stated that cooperation between The Gambia and Turkey was to improve the welfare of citizens in both countries and that Turkey would like to provide humanitarian aid to The Gambia.
“Twenty-five Gambian patients will be treated in Turkey free of charge, as the only two hospitals in The Gambia have insufficient medical staff and supplies,” Muezzinoglu added.
The Turkish minister also stated that Gambians who want to be treated abroad will be given support from Turkey’s government and as soon as the agreements come into force Turkey would also support the improvement of the African country’s health system.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency is also to provide vocational training for young people.Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2014, 13:50